HE HAS turned a new leaf in his life and praises God for giving him a second chance.
Nkosivumile Makhasi used to rob people and he is a former drug addict.
However, now the 26-year-old said he is a reformed man who has dedicated his life to the Lord.
He is now a born-again Christian at the Apostolic Faith Mission.
The man from Samora Machel in Philippi who is also a recovering alcoholic said he was converted at a sermon held in Sebokeng in the Vaal, Gauteng in 2010.
He now praises the Lord by singing gospel music. He has recorded two CDs. The SunTeam caught up with him at Kosovo squatter camp, where he was preaching and also promoting his music.
“I was a hardened drug addict who also sniffed petrol when I could not afford my fix of dagga and mandrax. I can’t believe I quit my bad habits. My life turned for the better after the sermon in Sebokeng, thanks to my friend who invited me there.
“The preaching by the church’s evangelist affected and overwhelmed me so much, it was as if it was directed at me.
“I felt like a heavy burden had been lifted from my shoulders. I have never turned back since that day.
“I feel proud to reach out to the troublesome youth who terrorise other people, and I advise them to quit their evil ways and go to church.
“I’m an example that God can rescue people when they choose Him as their Saviour,” Nkosivumile said.
He said one of the songs the residents like very much from one of his CDs is titled Ukuhlabelela Kuyamthokozisa uJesu.
His first 12-track album, titled Africa Back to God, was recorded in 2013.
His second 10-track album, titled Ungu Jehova Ovulayo, was released last year.