Thabiso Chris Tshowa was born in April 1993. He is a middle child, and has an older sister and a younger brother. He went to a public school in Tsakani, Brakpan, north of Johannesburg. He wanted to be a doctor but after relocating to Bethal East, Mpumulanga, his life goal changed – he now wants to pursue a career as a lawyer. After finishing his matric, with a distinction in maths literacy, he moved to Cape Town and enrolled at UCT to study corporate law. He didn’t receive his degree because he fell ill and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. This caused him to drop out of university and find work at his grandfather’s cash for scrap business back in Bethal.