A heartless monster infected with the deadly Covid-19 virus was stalking Tzaneen and knowingly spreading the virus to everyone he encountered.
Villagers, already panicking about the disease that had rapidly crossed oceans and claimed tens of thousands of lives around the world, were terrified.
So when a picture of the handsome, smartly dressed man popped onto their cellphone screens, they shared it, and his name with everyone they knew – with terrible consequences for him.
Bongani Ngoveni was the man in the photos, but it was a few days before he found out his diagnosis when community thought he was the monster.
“They didn’t see me as a fellow human being anymore and they would run when they saw me coming.”
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