Strelitzia guest speaker: From drop out to man of honor

2018-05-24 06:00
Luvuyo Ngxiki  Photo:supplied

Luvuyo Ngxiki Photo:supplied

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Strelitzia guest speaker Luvuyo Ngxiki, affectionately known as “Vovo” grew up on the dusty streets of Kwazakhele township in Port Elizabeth.

Under the influence of his peers in what Crime Stats SA has deemed one of the top ten crime precincts in the Eastern Cape, Luvuyo, at age 13 became involved in a life of criminal activities. What had started as involvement under peer pressure, soon became a viable “career” option. By the age of 17 and now high school drop-out, he had been imprisoned four times. It was only after he had been sentenced to 11 years in prison at age 20 that he realised that a change needed to happen.

• 2012 registered for LLB at NMMU

• 2013 he was invited to be a Golden Key International Honour Society member for making it to top 15% academic achiever at NMMU

• 2013 served as a Spokesperson for Black Lawyers Association the student chapter

• 2014 as a full time law student he ran out of cash, had to sell one car and think of a business

• 2014 @iinkumbuzo_photography was officially started (a lot of people saying it wouldn’t work because people have phones & iPads to take pictures)

• 2014 made The Man of honor by Vision4Women

• 2015 made it to Top40 Under40 (Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber)

• 2015 made it to the Power of 40 (Destiny Man Magazine)

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