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I want to go back to Nigeria, South Africa is not for me
« on: December 24, 2014, 02:38:25 PM »
Hi lagos to jozi people,

My name is Tunji & I am a nigerian mechanic living in jhb. I came to South Africa in the year 2008 in hope of a better life because my friends in S.A were always talking about how great Southee is.

I left my flourishing industrial plastic selling business in Nigeria to come live in S.A, little did I know that one day i would be sleeping in a broken down car.

Here is my story & experience in S.A

I came to S.A with $2 400 & I was homeless on the night i landed because my S.A friends told me that they were out of town when i called to tell them i was in S.A. I ended up slept at the airport. The next day i paid a airport shuttle service $100 to take me to anywhere around GP where there are many Nigerians, he took me to Hillbrow in JHB. I sadly didn't know where to change my dollars so i continued to pay in dollars.

When i got to Hillbrow i saw someone from my village, he was look very different. He looked fresh & cool. I had a serious culture shock when i saw things i have never seen before from elevators to street polls, you name it.

My villagemate then took me to his flat where he was living with four other guys, they demarcated a small space for me in the dining room & charged me $100 then they told me that i need to pay $100 to the security guard who stay by the gate (gateman). I stayed with these boys for a few weeks a& they kept asking for $100 dollar almost daily, they did not allow me to go outside. They told me that i would get harassed by the police if i go outside and that they were protecting me. When i saw that my dollars were almost finished i hid $600 dollars in my deep in my underwear so that they think all my money was finished.

When my money finished my village boy told me that i have to start to work with them because they can't be feeding me. They then introduced me to what S.A people call Magosha business or Ashawo business. My job was to 1, fetch condoms for the girls 2, keep the girls high on drugs & 3, watch the girls as they work. I am very ashamed of my past, it always hurts me when i remember that i left Nigeria as a good man and came to this place to become a troublemaker :( :'(
I am writing this because i have nothing to lose, i am at my lowest. One day i got arrested when i was going to get condoms for the girls, the policeman told my friend to bring 200 rands & he will let me go, my village boy said he doesn't have it. I spent a month in jail, when i came out i decided to leave the prostitute business. After leaving i became a cleaner and dish washer at a nigerian food outlet, the naija lady who hired me paid for my rent every month & i was making enough. Unfortunately, i listened to my village boy again who laughed at me& asked if i came to S.A to wash dishes. I left the naija mama's house & went to the streets again. I regret that very much!!!!!
I got arrested more times than I can count, I ended up even selling drugs in the streets of JHB. I again left my village boy & went to use my skill as a mechanic to open a mechanic shop, I was doing well even police was fixing their cars at my car shop.
I worked hard and saved 12 000 rands , i raised a whole 240 000 naira just so i can leave this country. I asked a nigerian friend of mine to do a traveler's cheque for me. My friend got an SAPS (police) friend of  his to come stage an arrest, so that I can go to jail & be deported. I know i wanted to leave but not like that o. Later on the policeman who arrested me told me that it was my brother (who i gave money for the traveller's cheque) who paid him 500 to arrest me.

My friend dubbed me. I stayed in jail for month, none of my friends came for me until one day i was able to call someone from jail & begged them to come help me. The guy came & today I am free but I AM NOT FREE because i am still in this country. I have resumed my mechanic shop again but i don't know what life holds for me. I sleep in the car at my mechanic shop & i am very sad about where i am in life at my age.

I am honestly very close to giving up on life because ever since i came to this country nothing has been working for me. ALL I WANT IS TO GO BACK HOME TO NIGERIA, i don't care about the shame of returning home with nothing. It is better than dying here in a land where no one cares about me.

I am sharing my story hoping that it will help someone else one day.
Thanks for reading & please pray for me.  :'(




« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 02:51:02 PM by Administrator »



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Re: I want to go back to Nigeria, South Africa is not for me
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 02:52:25 PM »
Hi Tunji,

Please note that we edited your post slightly in order to make your story easier to read and understand.
Thank you for your understanding.

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Re: I want to go back to Nigeria, South Africa is not for me
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 03:00:34 PM »
Tunji my brother, Pele it will get better. I will send you my phone number via inbox here on the forum.
I think I can help you or maybe we can build a friendship.
You sound like a good guy. The devil comes in different form o, unfortunately you have met most of the devil's children.

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Re: I want to go back to Nigeria, South Africa is not for me
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 03:18:43 PM »
 :o :o :o :o :o ??? ??? ??? ???
This must be film trick

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Re: I want to go back to Nigeria, South Africa is not for me
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 05:56:45 PM »
Shit happens
But u hav a mech shop,dats more than a lot of pple can dt boast of. Keep working,save money, be wary of.friends

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Re: I want to go back to Nigeria, South Africa is not for me
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 03:58:58 PM »
u get remorse. Baba God will see you thru

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