Cebo and his siblings are orphans, surviving on a grant. Their drunken landlord forces Cebo to do humiliating, dangerous work. Only his best friend at school knows the truth. The consequences are harsh: missed lessons, his place on the team under threat, the girl of his dreams doubting him. How can he say ‘no’ to his landlord and still keep his home?
This story is available in Sepedi: Nka Ba Motho Yo Mongwe
This is the eighth story in our ‘Rights’ project that uses stories to illustrate and bring to life the ‘Bill of Rights’. Find out more about our Constitution and Bill of Rights with our It’s Your Right Handbook or read up about Child Rights.