Real men must be present in kids’ lives

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Madimetja Mogotlane.
Madimetja Mogotlane.

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“My father left me when I was five years old with nothing at all. Twenty years later, he appeared as an accused at Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court. He approached a young attorney for legal representation and realised [it was me, the son he had abandoned]. He couldn’t look me in the eyes. God works in mysterious ways.”

This heart-wrenching post came from one of the 60% of South Africans who live in homes without their fathers, according to Stats SA.

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