- Nego City is a model of a city made by Nego Negondeni in his back yard
- Nego begun constructing Nego City as a college project in 2017
- The model has become an attraction in his village
Limpopo engineer, Nego Negondeni, has left social media in awe after he posted a video showcasing an incredible model of a city that he created entirely from scratch. The little city has become a major attraction in Mukula Thohoyandou village, with neighbours and strangers all keen to see what Nego has created almost entirely from mud, waste materials and cement.
Nego City is located in Nego’s backyard and was created when he was just a 23-year-old engineering student at TVET College. The model showcases Nego’s obvious engineering ingenuity as the attention to detail is impeccable, resulting in life-like buildings and structures.
Briefly.co.za found that Nego City is as developed as any other city in South Africa and even comprises a tiny First National Bank stadium, a shopping mall and a bridge to bring the place together.
“I love engineering. Each time I see a beautiful building in town, I wish to have it at my home so that I can look at it and marvel at its beauty daily. This is partly why I created my own city,” Nego said to Review Online.
“People used to laugh at me, saying that I am old but I still play with mud. Now they can't get enough of the final product and they want to know more about it,” Nego previously told Limpopo Mirror.
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But now that the attraction is complete, its receiving plenty of interest from his community and people stop by to take pictures and marvel at his work.
Nego has always had a passion for building things. He fondly recalls that when he was in school, he once lost his schoolbooks because he put a brick in his back instead, intending to use it construct a culvert bridge. Although his antics led to his mother whipping him at the time, she is now his biggest fan, says Nego, and she even helped him buy his materials when he started the project.
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