Nhlanhla Mqadi - July 2013
When community members heard about Nhlanhla Mqadi's accident, which claimed both his legs, they pooled their resources to help make this young man's life a little easier.
Part-time lifesavers, Nhlanhla and his friends, Siyabonga Mfunda and Vumani Makhanya, were walking home after their shift at Hibberdene Tower 13 station when they were involved in a hit-and-run incident on the toll road near Umzumbe in June this year.
In partnership with The Beekman Group, a team from Solar Primeg travelled from Durban to install a 200-litre solar geyser on Tuesday this week. It was that evening that Nhlanhla was able to try out his newly fitted shower. Nhlanhla was overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and was excited about his new bathroom, which has been fitted with suspended handles to help him in and out of the shower. Nhlanhla, who is positively upbeat, lives with his family of 11 members. "When the accident happened and the doctors told me they were going to cut off my legs and I would never walk again I told myself I won't cry. I believed that God would help me to walk again and that many would support me," he said bravely.