- Vendaboy Poet finally got to meet his hero - our president
- British Airways put Vendaboy on a plane next to president Ramaphosa
- President Ramaphosa could now make Vendaboy's second dream come true
- He could possibly become the president's praise singer
The popular South African poet Lutendo Mugagadeli, or Vendaboy Poet as he is also called, has long dreamed of meeting our leader, president Cyril Ramaphosa. He also longs to be the president's praise singer.
Now, thanks to the well-known airline, British Airways, this dream has become a strong possibility.
The airline has heard of the poet's dream and decided to help things along a little.
It was quickly arranged for Vendaboy to meet president Ramaphosa. He was placed on a flight from Durban to Johannesburg and seated right next to the president.
Vendaboy then spent the flight casually talking to one of his greatest heroes.
The poet was in disbelief when he learned that he would be meeting his idol. It was one of the biggest moments of his life.
"Firstly, it was my first time to board a plane and the first time to sit next to the president, chatting to him all the way from Durban to Johannesburg. This will always be the best day of my life and a highlight in my career as a poet." he exclaimed. "Just imagine being seated next to the president of the country, touching on different topics. I still can't believe it happened to me and this day will remain in my mind for the rest of my life,"
According to the happy poet, he talked to the president about many different topics including his poetry.
He says the president is a very humble man and that the president even thanked him and encouraged him to continue with his work as a poet.
Then the president gave Vendaboy hope that his dream might just come true. "When I indicated my wish to be his praise singer, he told me that I should leave my details with his spokesperson, as he was the one who dealt with such matters. I am very excited as, last year in May, I had a vision of reciting about and praising him." Vendaboy said. "That was before he became the president of the ANC and the country. It is now like my vision is bearing fruit and my dream will become a reality,"
Vendaboy thanked the British Airways and the newspaper Limpopo Mirror, who placed an article about his dream on their pages. "Had it not been for this newspaper that published my wish, British Airways would not have known about me. You built me and now that I am invited to perform at big functions, many are finally taking me very seriously.”
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