Founder of 'Ghetto Gardeners' shares his journey, from prison to farming and family success

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Local dad shares how he found his way to farming after incarceration. Photo: Ludwe Qamata/ Facebook.
Local dad shares how he found his way to farming after incarceration. Photo: Ludwe Qamata/ Facebook.

Adjusting to society's expectations and judgemental eyes can be harder for people who have been put away for a crime, no matter how long they were incarcerated. Ludwe Qamata's story is no different, but his love for gardening has kept him on a the right path.

New dad Qamata is an upstanding citizen today, contributing to his community and teaching his young son good values, but things might have gone very differently for him.

Hailing from the dusty streets of Mtsheko, a small village near Lady Frere in the Eastern Cape, Qamata has overcome horrendous circumstances, including imprisonment, rejections and other obstacles in his life.

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