Sometimes no matter how much you want to help a person, they are just not ready.
This is the lesson that South African rapper Cassper Nyovest learned after he and his team tried to help rising star Mzwandile stay off the streets. He has since decided to go back. Cassper met Mzwandile after coming across a video clip of the young man in the streets of Johannesburg, motivating the youth not to give up.
Cassper used a short audio clip from the video in a skit on one of his album tracks and later made plans to have the 21-year-old compensated.
Cassper shared with his 4.2 million Instagram followers that Mzwandile has returned to the streets after making great progress and staying clean for over two months.
“Saddens me to have to post that after such a massive effort by myself, my team & the incredible Yolanda 'Toni', Mzwandile has decided to go back to the streets. He'd been clean of all substances for just over 2 months & making good progress at a rehab center we had found for him,“ he posted.
“Truly wish I could do something else to help, but Yolanda, my team and I have tried all we could. Mzwandile is 21yrs old, we can't fight or force him to do anything. Thank you to Yolanda for her sacrifice & continued effort to change Mzwandile's life, thanks to everyone who responded when I asked for help to reach out the 1st time, we all did what we could but everyone travels their own journey and will change at their own willpower.
"I wish the incredible spark that Mzwandile is a great future and hope to someday see him off the streets and happy. Meeting him was very dear to me and a life changing experience as the kid lights up rooms with his energy & i know he inspired me so much. Hopefully ntwanaka o tla fola ka nako ya gage (he will be heal and be alright at his own pace and time).”
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