- Sindisile Mnyute was a warden at Pollsmoor Prison for 7 years
- However, he developed a spinal infection, became disabled and had to stop working
- His former colleagues raised funds to buy him a wheelchair and build a ramp at his home
Pollsmoor Prison wardens demonstrated the spirit of Ubuntu recently when they raised funds to help a former colleague living with disability.
38-year-old Sindisile Mnyute worked at the Cape Town prison for seven years, Briefly.co.za learned.
However, he had to stop working after a spinal infection left him disabled, according to Daily Voice. He has therefore been confined to his home for the past two years.
Last week, his former colleagues bought him a wheelchair and built a ramp at his home to help him move around.
In addition, they painted Sindisile's home and donated blankets, cloths, and groceries as part of the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations.
Pollsmoor Prison spokesperson, Lewies Davids, explained that Sindisile didn't qualify for a medical pension because he had worked for less than 10 years.
Sindisile, who is a father of two kids, lives with his mother in an RDP house in Delft. They survive on his mother's income from working as a domestic worker.
Sindisile thanked his ex-colleagues for their generous and kind gesture:
I am so grateful for all the help. Today my brother can take me outside and I can feel the sun on my face. We had to struggle because of the step, but now they can take me out easily and I don’t have to feel like a prisoner anymore.
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