As a philanthropist, he has supported poor families with food parcels and disabled people with wheelchairs.
By Jonk wa Mashamba
Meet 42-year-old Thomo Nkgadima from Praktiseer Township, outside the world’s first fastest democratic platinum town in Burgersfort, Limpopo.
He is self-taught and independent multi-media photo journalist. And that led to him writing stories for Sowetan, Times Live, Briefly SA, Daily Vox, Drum Magazine, Daily Sun, and of course, Alex Reporter.
He is also a self-proclaimed Philanthropist, motivated by compassion, profound sadness and mercy for the suffering of others.
He travelled to Gauteng and Limpopo to restore the mobility and dignity of persons with physical and permanent disabilities – wheelchair users living with disabilities due to their conditions.
He also donated food parcels to the needy in two provinces by using his own money and obtaining financial assistance from his generous friends.
He also purchased school shoes and uniforms to donate to children from disadvantaged families in Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
It is a tribute to his parents (both passed away) for their teachings on Ubuntu and humanity.
With the help of generous friends, he can write his name in the hearts of many impoverished families devastated by poverty.
That’s where he believes his name belongs and will remain forever and nothing will ever erase his name.
This tall, charismatic man is from a family of 9 children (4 boys and 5 girls). During his youth, he brought his outstanding leadership qualities to his own community of Praktiseer.
He played a pivotal role in establishing an extension of his own township, known as Mountain View, where he allocated more than 3,000 family residences.
He now makes a difference and an impact to the lives of law-abiding citizens.
From his humble beginnings, he has been frank and politically inclined to flourish to alleviate people’s pain and change their lives.
He is known for giving out wheelchairs and food parcels and is respected by many who consider him a champion of the poor.
He assured the mother of the deceased Ontlametse Phaladi in Hebron, Bellom Phaladi, that she would carry out her daughter’s wish to have a home.
He used his influence to ensure that Koketso Mashubuku’s family (who uses an oxygen machine to survive) gets a home constructed for the child living with a disability.
Thomo may be contacted at 072 829 6913.