He has grown up in poverty, in a broken home where none of his siblings share the same mother. He has had to grow up very quickly as both his parents died of AIDS-related illnesses when he was young and he had to assume the role of breadwinner.
He has been dating his girlfriend Thobile for two years; she is fun and very different from him, with her he gets to relax and switch off from all the seriousness and responsibilities he holds in the other spheres of his life.
One day he would probably want to be in the position to get married and do the other ‘normal’ things he sees men in his community doing, but he is aware that for now, he shouldn’t even hurt himself by trying to have those dreams.
Day to day survival and protecting his younger sister are his priorities right now. He has found a way to make money off his smarts and for now, he will have to be content with that. Charismatic and easygoing, he is an extremely likeable criminal.
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