Unemployed man builds unique plastic fence and turns heads in township

Unemployed man builds unique plastic fence and turns heads in township

- Lebo is unemployed but uses his hands to make a living

- He used plastic bottles to build a unique fence in his township

- He also repairs stoves, TVs and bicycles

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A 25-year-old unemployed man is turning heads in his township with his unique and beautiful plastic fence.

According to Daily Sun, Lebo Makara, from Bochabela township in Mangaung, Free State, used discarded plastic bottles and wire.

He used the bottles because he didn't have money to build a normal fence, Briefly.co.za gathered. In the process, he helped conserve the environment.

Lebo Makara poses beside his plastic fence. Source: Daily Sun/Nobathembu Zibi

Lebo Makara poses beside his plastic fence. Source: Daily Sun/Nobathembu Zibi

Lebo explained how he did it:

I collected bottles on the streets and cut them out to make the fence. It took only a week to finish it. When people see the fence, they ask me how I did it. God has given me a talent and I must use it.

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Lebo dropped out of school because of financial constraints. However, he has always been good with his hands since he was a child.

He therefore turned to this talent to make a living by repairing TVs, stoves, and bicycles. Lebo urged the youth to use their talents to improve their lives:

Crime is high in my kasi and I believe we should teach the youth to craft things to change their lives.

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More youths are indeed putting their talents to great use. Briefly.co.za reported on the story of a young Ndebele artist whose designs are winning over tweeps.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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