Brother’s future hurt by May’s crash

2013-10-07 00:00

THE fatal Field’s Hill accident not only killed 23 people, but may have also destroyed a young Swaziland man’s dreams of a career in the medical field.

It has emerged that the driver of the Sagekal Logistics truck involved in the horror crash, Sanele May, had taken the job to help pay for his brother Trevor Dlamini’s studies.

Desperate for affordable education, Dlamini left Swaziland as a teenager and came to KwaZulu-Natal, settling in Pongola, where he roomed with a friend.

He was determined to finish high school, hoping for marks that would secure him a tertiary education.

However, it’s been three years since Dlamini matriculated and, due to financial problems, he is yet to see his dreams of studying materialise.

It was last year that May decided to join his brother in South Africa to try and help him pursue his dream of furthering his studies.

“Sanele came here to look for a job and promised he would help me go to university. It’s heartbreaking that he found himself in a horrible situation,” Dlamini told The Witness.

“I’d take any job as long as it’s going to be flexible for me to purse my studies. It’s my dream to become a nurse or maybe a doctor some day.”

May and Dlamini have the same mother but different fathers, all of whom died when both were young boys.

With fairly good marks in matric — 78% in Life Sciences, 77% in Life Orientation, 72% in Zulu, 65% in English, 64% in Agricultural Science and 58% in Physical Science — he does not qualify for government education grants because he is a non-resident, while his would-be benefactor languishes in a cell, agonising over the accident.

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