My job is a blessing in disguise
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My job is a blessing in disguise

Mr Mzwandile Clement Mngwevu

Selina Rapulane

“Life has a way of working itself out. It places you to how you open up yourself to the universe. I had a dream that I couldn’t fulfil, but in a way, I’m living it,” said Mzwandile Clement Mngwevu.

The 36-year-old resident of Tshepiso Phase 1 in Sharpeville is a cleaner at The Vaal University of Technology Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park.

He grew up in Bophelong, Vanderbijlpark and attended Mqiniso Primary School and Tsholo Secondary School there.

As a young boy he always wished to be a fashion model but, due to unforeseen circumstances of family issues and funds, this wish remained a dream.

However, he did not let this restrict his positive energy.  He started working at the Science Park in 2014 and has been a happy man ever since. His presence at work is appreciated as colleagues never go a day without sharing a smile or laughter with him.

“I love my work and the people in it. I couldn’t have asked for a better job. People who are working as cleaners in other companies should not look down at themselves. They should value themselves as companies and organisations look appealing and clean because of them,” he said.

He believes that life has stages and everyone cannot be on the same level. Through these stages people are able to respect each other and realise the importance of what they have. “Yes I didn’t become a fashion model, but walking down corridors and offices in my good uniform, makes me feel like one. So I believe my job is a blessing in disguise,” he said.

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