Wings of wire will fly Penz highest

2016-11-24 06:02
Penzel Togara Nhando, 20, is aiming high with his craft in Khayelitsha. PHOTO: mBONGISENI MASEKO

Penzel Togara Nhando, 20, is aiming high with his craft in Khayelitsha. PHOTO: mBONGISENI MASEKO

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Wire artist Penzel Togara Nhando is aiming to produce toys the traditional way, which he hopes to sell in Khayelitsha.

,Nhando, 20, is crafting helicopters, ships and other toys.

He sells his artwork from a shelter, called Planet of the Apes, which is situated in Ntlazane street, in ILitha Park.

He is currently making a helicopter which he claims will fly and also a big ship.

Nhando said once the helicopter, which he said weighs about 3500grams, is finished it will fly using remote control.

“I make toys the traditional way, but mine are unique, because they will be able to move on their own using a remote controlled device.

I am bringing something new in society, in an African way. I have already sold some of my work and the response I get from my customers is good. The helicopter is the first that I will make fly.

I am making a living out of my hands. I believe that there is no need to sit in street corners crying about being unemployed while you can do something for yourself.,” Nhando said.

He also makes flowers using wires.

Nhando, originally from Zimbabwe, has been in the country for three years now.

He had studied Information Technology in Gauteng, but he dropped-out six months later, claiming he lost complete interest.

He then worked as a general chef for just over a year before he quit and starting his wire craft business.

He said he learnt the engineering part of doing his craft from his father, Penzel Togara Nhando senior, who is also a self-taught engineer.

Nhando said his future plan is to get a place where he would teach children how to do craft.

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