Local father quits security guard job to open a cleaning business and support his daughter

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Sinethemba Mkhetho, a local father of one, recently quit his job as a security guard to pursue his cleaning business and make a better start for his daughter.
Sinethemba Mkhetho, a local father of one, recently quit his job as a security guard to pursue his cleaning business and make a better start for his daughter.

Sinethemba Mkhetho, a local father of one, recently quit his job as a security guard to pursue his cleaning business and make a better start for his daughter

After finishing his high school studies, Mkhetho, who grew up in Tsomo, Eastern Cape, moved to Cape Town in 2011. 

Mkhetho previously worked as a contract worker, but eventually found himself in consecutive security worker jobs.

After occupying various security guard positions, Mkhetho enrolled in a business management course at a local college, and his interest in the field started to grow. 

"I like learning, reading books and using computers. I like to get more information. I like finding out about how people run their businesses and become successful," says Mkhetho.

Eventually, Mkhetho raised enough resources to found and launch Orford Excellent Cleaning Services, a small cleaning business that cleans local schools, homes and offices.

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'I just persevered and stayed strong'

As the father of a 6-year-old girl, Mkhetho was motivated by his daughter and wanted to make more of himself to give her a good life.

Mkhetho admits that the road was not easy and that it still isn't, but he prides himself in knowing that he was determined enough to juggle work, school, and fatherhood.

"It was difficult to get through studies and work while raising a child and I struggled a lot, but I just persevered and stayed strong."

"It's difficult, but I see that everything is going better," said Mkhetho.

"I'm still hustling, but I'm grateful to the people that helped me along the way." 

Comments Translated from isiXhosa

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