Elderly woman can’t stop street vending
GOGO Elizabeth Kunene, who is in her mid 60s, is a prominent figure in the streets of Nhlangano town where she sells vegetables and boiled maize, a business she said she started when she was doing Grade Five years ago.
Kunene, who is now popular with many, said selling in the streets was something she learned from childhood. The elderly woman said it was not like she was desperate as others may assume, but selling in the streets has become her hobby.
Her husband, she said, was supportive as some of the wares she sells, such as the boiled maize and vegetables, were produced by him in the fields. The couple has been blessed with successful children, as some are teachers and others are highly qualified and employed by companies. “Being on the streets and selling vegetables doesn’t mean my children are not taking care of me and my husband. I like what I am doing, my children buy me anything I ask for. They can afford to do anything I want,” said Gogo Kunene. Gogo Kunene added that she would at times travel to Mbabane and Manzini to sell her wares.
“I also cross to the neighbouring South Africa as I sometimes sell my wares in Piet-Retief,” said the elderly woman.
LIKE THIS: Vegetables sold by Gogo Kunene are like these ones in this picture.