I was born in deep rural Ixopo in 1963 on July 02. I started school there in 1970. I grew up in rural Harding. After completing my primary school education I moved Port Shepstone (Murchison) and did my secondary education. I completed standard 8 in 1979 and moved to Durban.
In couldn’t go to school in 1980 because of financial problems. I had to go and work in Johannesburg for three months and came back to Durban and worked as shop assistant in Inanda and Hillcrest. In 1981 I went back to school in Inanda and completed my matric in 1982. Then I went to Ntuzuma College of Education in KwaMashu to train as a teacher. I completed my Diploma in 1985.
I started working in rural Ndwedwe in 1986. I spent two years there and in 1988 I moved to Inanda and taught at Imbaliyamazulu Primary School. In 1995 I was promoted to another school in Inanda as an HOD (Head of the Department). I spent two years there and in 1997 I was promoted to the post of a deputy principal at Ekuthuleni Primary. In 2004 I was promoted to my current position as principal at the same school, Ekuthuleni Primary.
My hobbies are reading newspapers, watching and listening to current news and listening to choral music. I am also a tenor singer. I have conducted school choirs and also sang in adult choirs. I have competed with my choir up to the national level. I like watching soccer and boxing on TV. My favourite soccer team in South Africa is Orlando Pirates. Internationally it’s Chelsea (England), Real Madrid (Spain) and Bayern Munich (Germany).
I am married to Siza. We have two daughters, Nothando and Nkule, and two sons, Manz’amtoti and Nsika. I have another son, Thabiso, who was born out of wedlock (before I got married).