The MXit chat box… the free mobile phone application used by South African teens everywhere, and the site of many long talks with Mtuseni. The depth of conversation we have had in this little box over the years has amazed me.
Mtuseni’s getting a sore throat and sinus trouble. It’s already getting down into the 40s at night… early autumn in South Africa. He moved into his brother’s old wallboard shack several months ago for privacy. It’s drafty with a dirt floor and has no heat at all. I’m concerned for the coming winter.
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