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Malefu Mokoena

Malefu is married to Thato. Together the couple has three children; Thuso the eldest son, Itumeleng the adopted middle child and Dimpho, the youngest daughter. She’s also everyone’s mother. Hers is a life of hardships. Born into poverty, Malefu spent most of her early twenties working piece jobs in her home township, Cullinan and Pretoria. She continues to work piece jobs in order to help her husband raise their family. She finds solace in religion.