See the beggar picture: snappy scheme helps homeless

08 February 2019 - 07:00 By Jackie Clausen
Eric Mkhize , Sandile Khumalo, Njabulo Mthethwa, Philani Khumalo and Sabelo Buthelezi have traded begging for coins on street corners for posing for pictures in a novel anti-begging campaign.
Eric Mkhize , Sandile Khumalo, Njabulo Mthethwa, Philani Khumalo and Sabelo Buthelezi have traded begging for coins on street corners for posing for pictures in a novel anti-begging campaign.
Image: Jackie Clausen

Life has been hard for Philani Khumalo, 37, an unemployed father of three, since he had to leave work because it affected his health. He eventually resorted to begging at traffic lights when he was unable to find a job.

But now, thanks to a novel social responsibility campaign, Khumalo still stands on street corners, but is paid to pose for pictures.

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