My name is Sibusiso Mbelu. I grew up in Newlands West, Durban. When I look back over my life, I cannot believe from where the Lord has brought me. There was a time when there was no hope that I could become something in life. Drugs, gangsterism and crime had ravaged my life and I lost all hope that things would ever change. Due to my lifestyle of drugs and crime, I dropped out of school and gave up on my dreams.
When I arrived at KwaSizabantu Mission in 2013 I was broken, hopeless and wasted. One day I decided to surrender my life to Jesus Christ and pleaded for His mercy and forgiveness. When I made right with Jesus, He completely changed me and gave me a new life.
In 2014 I was afforded an opportunity by the mission to finish my schooling at Domino Servite School under the FAST programme (Finishing and Advanced Student Training). I matriculated in 2016. It seemed as if I was dreaming because I had lost all hope that I would ever have a matric certificate. I was afforded an added opportunity to further my studies at university level. In 2017 I enrolled at UNISA and studied a BA degree in Criminology. Through the grace of God, I successfully completed in 2019. Currently, I am proudly working at CYPSA/Umphakathi Okhathazekile, assisting young people who come from similar backgrounds to mine. I am presently studying a BA degree in Forensic Science and Technology.
I thank KwaSizabantu Mission for all they have done for me over the past six years. Thank you to the mission leadership particularly Reverend Stegen, Ms Lydia Dube and Ms Eunice Ngcamu. If it had not been for the Lord Jesus and the help I received from KwaSizabantu Mission I would have died a long time ago, drugs and crime would have claimed my life for sure.
From the bottom of my heart I will always be thankful for the love, care and support I have been given by KwaSizabantu Mission. It is my prayer that the Lord will continue to bless KwaSizabantu and keep the leaders.