- Djo BaNkuna, also known as the Cabbage Bandit has revealed that his farm is still flourishing
- He is now feeding six families with the produce of his garden and the TMPD also stop by his garden to eat
- Social media users took to Facebook to react to the inspiring story of a true South African hero
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Djo BaNkuna took to Facebook to reveal that his pavement garden in Tshwane is thriving.
He shared that he is feeding six families with his organic street vegetables. Djo went on to list the produce he is growing the following:
"African bean moroho, blackjack moroho, rirudzhu (no English name) and pumpkin spinach."
BaNkuna went on to say that he had educated his neighbours who now know that pumpkin and bean leaves are edible.
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January is a tough month for many families and he said that together we can "conquer it".
He even added that the TMPD (Tshwane Metro Police Department) eats at his pavement.
Social media users took to the comment section in reaction to the uplifting post
Yvonne du Toit:
"Fantastic How I envy that beautiful vegie garden! I started one but the hail messed it up but will try again! Well done ."
"Very impressive! Salivating for black jack moroho, pumpkin moroho and African beans moroho. They are my favourite."
Felicity Day Stander:
"Even the TMPD now eat in this pavement..." Our cabbage hero."
Rsa Jazzy Jeff:
"This should be a tourist attraction site (as I plan to come for a selfie in that garden)."
Maimane calls cops out for "bullying" Djo BaNkuna, man fined for planting veg
Mmusi Maimane is not at all impressed with local police officers following their treatment of a Pretoria man. Maimane has accused the state officials of "bullying" Djo BaNkuna, the now-famous 'urban farmer' fined a whopping R1 500 for planting vegetables on his sidewalk.
Heading online, @MmusiMaimane had this message to share:
"What a waste of police resources. We have serious crimes happening daily in this country. Bullying this man for planting cabbages is preposterous."
South Africans, however, were calling hypocrisy on Maimane's complaint, especially since the politician may have likely been involved in the policies that these law officials are only enforcing.
Source: Briefly News