Kenneth Matlala, Sandton Drive

25 Nov

Kenneth at robot

Kenneth Matlala, 34, has not been begging at this corner of Sandton Drive for very long. Originally from Hammanskraal, he came to Johannesburg after losing his job as a cleaner at a platinum mine in August. Kenneth has an 11 year old daughter who lives with her mother; he keeps a picture of her in his ID book:

Kenneth ID

He told me he was stabbed by tsotsis outside a tavern and lost his job at Crystal Hygiene Cleaning Services because he took sick leave. He carries his tattered CCMA papers with him in the hope that someone will be able to help.

He would like to get his job back so that he doesn’t have to carry on begging.


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