Loyiso Bala (Supplied/Twitter)
Johannesburg - Loyiso Bala has traveled the world and seen it all, but he says his success will always be thanks to a cousin who saved his life.
“My dad died when I was about 6/7 years old. My mom’s job couldn’t afford all of us so we started staying with family all over the place, who were also poor and couldn't afford to keep us for a very long time,” he told Gareth.
"They didn't split us (siblings) up, but I don’t remember all of us being together for longer than 2 years,” Loyiso reveals.
But help and stability came into Loyiso’s life after a cousin, Loyiso once described as “ the father that I never had” agreed to take them in.
“He took in the three of us. He was already looking after his mom, his sister and his sister’s child. He was 19-years-old and he was a petrol attendant. He was an awesome man of faith,” Loyiso says.
“When I think of how Jesus is depicted. That man showed me the perfect picture of the love of God,” he adds. “ As much as we've done around the world, it will never come close to what he has done.”