Madiba magic in Qunu

2013-12-14 00:00

NELSON Mandela was shocked when he returned from prison to find Qunu without electricity or running water, and “the countryside littered with plastic bags”.

Kuhle Ngqeleni, grade 9 pupil in the neighbouring village of Empa, says: “It is still poor, but Qunu was the first to get electricity, and it definitely has better opportunities for people than other villages in the area. I know a girl from there who got a bursary to study medicine. Obviously, Madiba’s presence or maybe his inspiration has improved things there.” publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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