My name is Sanelisiwe Zondani. My name means ‘Enough’ in English. This name has so many letters it makes it very long. I was born in the Eastern Cape and I grew up Gauteng.

I was given this name by my mother because I was the last born. She gave me this name because she believed I could make things possible and change the situations that we face in life. I was beautiful. I like my name, but I don’t really like my nickname – Banana. Many people joke about and it really offends me.

I thank my mom for my name, because she gave me this name with a purpose. I appreciate her in my life


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