Second Chances SA Ambassador, Henry Olonga in ‘The Advertiser’

HENRY Olonga has had a score of second chances.

When Olonga fled his homeland at the peak of his career after famously wearing a black armband to protest President Robert Mugabe’s regime and the death of Zimbabwean democracy in 2003, help from a wealthy benefactor allowed him to start a new life in England.

The 42-year-old says it’s fitting he’s an ambassador for an organisation that wants children to break free of a cycle of crime and poverty, and remake themselves into whatever they want to be.

“Now, I wasn’t in prison,’ he said. “But I kind of know what it’s like to be at a place where you have no hope.

Read the full article from The Advertiser here.