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Siyanda Zwane Making A Difference in South Africa

It is always nice to deliver good news to the supporters. Today, we discuss the noble efforts of a Mamelodi Sundowns player in making South Africa a better place.

Siyanda Zwane had a tough upbringing. He never met his father and his mother passed away at the age of 12. He was raised by his grandmother, who has also passed on. As a boy in Pietermaritzburg, he was helped out by an elder in the town, who bought him boots and sent him to trials with Golden Arrows. He has now flourished into a fine footballer.

He recently started the Siyanda Zwane foundation, which was initially started to protect and develop the livelihoods of young girls and women. The foundation has now extended its hand to helping the rehabilitation of prisoners in Gauteng. 

The SZ Foundation has been given an opportunity to partner with the Boksburg prison and take over an already existing league that has been hosted by the prison for the past few years. Boksburg prison has 12 teams that take part in the league annually and play against each other to determine the winning team. The league will be known as the "The Siyanda Zwane Foundation League", which will be officially launched in October, and media and other stakeholders will be invited. The purpose of the league is also to assist those in prison to shift their focus from crime; there are many leagues in the townships, but none in prison. 

"We believe in a second chance, and once these inmates get a chance to get out of prison, they can make something of themselves and no longer look to crime."

What do you think when you hear stories like these from our footballers?

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