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The Day I Died (ePub) | Autobiography

Thembelani Ngenelwa


Thembelani Ngenelwa is a personable 20-something guy who can't find a good job in Cape Town. Like many of his peers, he goes to Jo'burg in search of work and to catch up with old friends. After leaving a friend's house in an informal settlement one night, Thembelani and three companions are attacked by a group of gunmen. Running for their lives, the friends scatter in all directions, and Thembelani is chased after and shot five times at point-blank range, before being dragged over a railway crossing to die.

Having sustained such serious injuries – and after being in a coma for four days – there is little hope that Thembelani will survive. Through his own tenacity, and the support of his friends and the hospital staff, he makes a full recovery.

This is a remarkable true story of surviving the brutal and senseless violence that erupts daily on South Africa's streets.

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The Day I Died (ePub) | Autobiography

Author: Thembelani Ngenelwa
Category: Autobiography
ISBN: 9780795703638
Date Released: 07 April 2005
Price (incl. VAT): R 205.00
Format: ePub, 128 pp

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Thembelani Ngenelwa

Thembelani Ngenelwa was born on the 13 March 1977 in the village of Madladleni, Engcobo in the Eastern Cape. The eldest of three boys, he learnt his...