Gogo’s independence, thanks to Hact

2016-09-06 06:00
Nombango Bhengu participated in the HACT Gogo Olympics. Photo: Max Bastard

Nombango Bhengu participated in the HACT Gogo Olympics. Photo: Max Bastard

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

INCHANGA’S Nombango Bhengu is in her late sixties and supports a family of nine, including four grandchildren, all on her pension and a small wage earned by her son who works on a farm nearby.
She has lost two of her six children.

Successive strokes a few years ago left her bedridden, unable to use her arms and with limited speech.
A health care-worker from the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust (Hact) encouraged­ Bhengu to join a Gogo Support Group and exercise weekly.

Slowly, she recovered her mobility, and this year proudly took part in the 400m relay races and “pass the ball” event at the Gogolympics in Molweni.

“My arms are so strong now I can hold my grandchild, which makes me very happy,” she says.

Bhengu urged the community to support the Hillcrest Aids Centre trust as they are always finding ways to support members of the community that are in need.

“Thank you to Hact for enabling me not to let my illness get me down,” she added.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.