- 19-year-old Sihle was wrongfully arrested two years ago and was acquitted after eight whole months in prison
- The young man had nowhere to go due to the untimely passing of his mother in a tragic car accident
- Siya and Rachel Kolisi came through for the teen by starting a crowdfunding campaign through BackaBuddy
Young Sihle was wrongfully arrested in 2019 for an attempted robbery he did not commit. The 19-year-old spent eight months in custody awaiting trial. Listening to a motivational speech by Siya Kolisi, Sihle reached out to the Kolisi Foundation to share his story.
Rachel Kolisi responded to Sihle. The Kolisi Foundation found temporary shelter for the young man and enrolled him in courses to help him complete his final schooling year as well as computer skills development.
Going back to Sihle's prison time, it was revealed that the camera footage from the night of the alleged robbery proved that Sihle was not guilty. He was released from the Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison.
Sihle was innocent and had nowhere to go as his mother had sadly passed away. He began sleeping on the street in front of a police station. This followed him being kicked out of a homeless shelter after a mere three months.
According to BackaBuddy, the Kolisi Foundation started a crowdfunding campaign for the young man to cover his basic living costs. The campaign has already raised over R33 000 with the target set at R150 000.
Siya moved to KwaZulu-Natal to play for the Sharks while Rachel and the kids stayed in the Western Cape. In the latest pic posted by Siya, he celebrates that they are back together. Rachel commented on the post:
"You, me and your sandals "
Briefly News also reported that Siya's latest image of his wife Rachel has attracted rave reviews on social media platforms. The Port Elizabeth-born rugby player took to his Instagram page to share a beautiful snap of his wife in a stunning outfit.
Based in KwaZulu-Natal with one of the country’s finest rugby sides, Kolisi is still one of the most-loved celebrities on social networking applications.
Together with Freedom of Movement, the Rugby World Cup-winning captain recently launched a black veldskoen project which will benefit his hometown of Zwide in Gqeberha.
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