Mzansi's 'Rubberman' starts garden to feed family and help community

Mzansi's 'Rubberman' starts garden to feed family and help community

- Mzansi's 'The Rubberman' has opened up about his time during lockdown

- He reveals he started a garden to feed his family and help out his community

- The artist gives away small plants to help other residents start their own farms and sustain themselves during these difficult times

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The lockdown has disrupted the lives of South Africans and many people have had to come up with ways to look after themselves.

Justin Phahlane, who is known as 'The Rubberman', has opened up about his lockdown activities.

Phahlane told Briefly.co.za that he started a garden at his home in the village where he planted veggies.

The garden helps feed his family and indirectly his entire community. Phahlane donated plants to some of the people in the community so that they could also plant in their own yards.

Phahlane hopes that people stay safe and that eating veggies help keep them health. He said his goal is to "encourage people to eat and stay healthy by planting and producing some fresh food like veggies, during Covid-19."

Mzansi's 'Rubberman' starts garden to feed family and help community

The Rubberman in his garden. Photo credit: Supplied.
Source: Twitter

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Briefly.co.za previously reported on Phahlane's road to becoming Mzansi's 'The Rubberman'. Phahlane grew up in a village called Pieteskraal in Mpumalanga and he had a dream.

At the age of 12, the artist started training flexibility. The 31-year-old self-taught contortionist now makes a living with his talent and it is a dream come true. Phahlane revealed it took him a decade to master the skills needed to become a professional contortionist.

Phahlane has since gone on to perform at the International and commercial show in Zambia - where he had the honour of performing for the Zambian President.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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