HELICOPTER MAN

CHRISTIAAN RAUTENBACH,  PETER VAN JAARSVELD | 5 MIN | SOUTH AFRICA | 2016

In June 2015, South Africans heard the news of Vusumuzi Mbata, the unemployed man living in an informal settlement in Rustenburg who built a helicopter in his back yard.
His was a heartwarming story of overcoming unemployment and adversity to realise his dreams. Wanting to know more about this inspirational man, we ventured to North West Province with no plan other than to see if we could find him, and if he would let us tell his story.