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MALKERNS – Life has become tough for an unpaid security guard as he sleeps in a wheelbarrow and is fed by vendors.

Boy Boy Ndzinisa (26) of Nhlangano in the Shiselweni Region left his hometown about half a year ago to look for a job in the urban area so that he could take care of himself and his family. He is responsible for the welfare his girlfriend and two-year-old son. In July 2016, he was employed by a security company which won a tender from one of the government parastatals. However, the name of the security company will not be revealed as its director could not be reached for a comment as he was reportedly out of the country. 

However, off late, things did not turn they way he had anticipated as from February 11, 2017, he has been sleeping in a wheelbarrow inside a tattered house near his locked rented flat and survive on boiled mealies he gets from vendors.

Ndzinisa, who was found in deep sleep in the wheelbarrow inside the tattered house at Esithomo in Malkerns opposite Sibuyeni, said he found his house locked with a padlock on February 11, 2017 when he came back from work in the morning.
“The landlord demanded that I pay rent for the month of January or else I will have to forfeit my belongings and I should find another flat to stay in.”

He said he had an agreement that he would pay rent at least by the 10th of every calendar month since that was his pay day as per the agreement with his employer. He said this was not the first time he failed to pay rent on time because his employer rarely paid them on time.
“As you can see, I was only left with the uniform I was wearing and I sleep with it as I cannot be naked since I rest during the day. This is also because I sleep on a hard surface (wheelbarrow),” he said.

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