LETTER TO THE EDITOR | I feel safe at the KwaSizabantu Mission

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KwaSizabantu was founded 50 years ago.
KwaSizabantu was founded 50 years ago.
Chanté Schatz

Roland Moodley writes in light of the News24 exposé on the KwaSizabantu Mission that he has felt safe since his arrival on the property last year and has even brought his wife to stay with him.

Firstly, I would like to thank our saviour "Lord Jesus Christ" for allowing me this wonderful opportunity to have been led to a God-sent place - the KwaSizabantu (KSB) Mission.

In brief, I arrived at the mission in September last year after I went to assist with some logistics work for aQuelle Water till the end of December.

Being unemployed for nearly eight months, I was grateful for the job opportunity which I grabbed with both hands. My stay was extended and I remain on the property.

On arrival at the mission I was met with a heartfelt welcome by Elize Green who had given me an induction as to how the mission started. There and then I sensed that the work that's going on into the mission and which is continuing, was to serve the people every step of the way.

For the record, prior to me arriving at the mission, I used to smoke cigarettes which was around 30 a day (quite heavy by its context) which I happened to quit on the day I started on the 18 September 2019.

The only thing I could relate to me quitting was the holy spirit which I felt in that I needed to quit and by His grace, I am now one year nicotine free. It is quite difficult to explain as to how I quit, but this is through His divine intervention. At the time, I explained to my wife what was going on and by then she wanted to visit the mission.

I brought her up in mid-October to stay for a week.

On the first day of her stay, I asked,"Do you like the place and are you OK?" Her immediate response was, "I love the place". At the end of that week, she did not want to leave. She just liked the warmth of the people and peace, the tranquility and took to the place like a fish to water. We spent our first New Year's Eve away from home on the mission with a church service. My wife and I since have called this home.

The mission has changed my life by giving me the calm and discipline to be in control of different aspects of my life. It has also made me and my wife feel safe and secure whilst living on the premises.

I have witnessed people come into the mission for drug/alcohol related and other issues, being most thankful for what the mission is doing and how it has changed their lives by offering them job opportunities.

There is also top quality education at the mission, which speaks in volumes on the yearly pass rate that is achieved year-on-year. The majority of learners that come through the system are also employed from within. 

During my stay to date, I have never, in any way, been pressurised or threatened by anymore from the mission.

- Roland Moodley, Durban. 

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