By Aaron Damane
A good Samaritan, Rev Kellinah Khumalo of The Alliance Church in South Africa, came in time to save his life.
Owethu Mlilo (13), whose home country is Swaziland, spent every day roaming the streets of Katlehong. Now he has finally found a school – Kabelo Primary School.
He arrived in South Africa three years ago to stay with his mother who eventually disappeared and left him at home.
Khumalo said ever since his mother left him in Hillbrow he has been roaming the streets not knowing what to do with his life.
“His passport expired a long time ago and he has no birth certificates either. I began to notice in the middle of 2016 that the poor child was not attending school and was always on the streets while other children were at school.
“I decided to do something about it. I sorted out his passport issues and is now in the process of getting him birth certificates,” said Khumalo. She said she bought him a school uniform with the help of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC).