My Story | David Nhlapo took a bullet for his pregnant girlfriend and would help his shooters if he could

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David Nhlapo says he’s learnt to focus on the things he can do and not dwell on those he can’t.
David Nhlapo says he’s learnt to focus on the things he can do and not dwell on those he can’t.
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He took a bullet for his pregnant girlfriend and ended up in a wheelchair. Now, now five years later, David Nhlapo says he doesn't even miss walking anymore.

It should have been the happiest time of his life because he was expecting a baby with the woman he loved but, one evening, two thugs tried to snatch his girlfriend's bag and ended up taking much more from him.

David, who lives in Pretoria West, tells Drum he's had to work very hard to forget that night in January 2016, to erase it from his memory.

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