Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
4 minute read
29 May 2021
6:46 am

Inspired by human rights lawyer George Bizos to succeed

Bernadette Wicks

The former security guard has wanted to be a lawyer for as long as he can remember. After the loss of both his parents his dream began slipping away.

Meshack Mabuza speaks to The Citizen at the Sisonke offices in Gandhi Square, 25 May 2021. Picture: Neil McCartney

T he first thing Meshack Mabuza, 39, did after passing his bachelor of law degree through Unisa was fall to his knees and pray. Then, he called his long-term partner and his children. “They were so happy,” he says, as his gaze shifts into the distance and a soft grin cuts across his face. The former security guard has wanted to be a lawyer for as long as he can remember. After the loss of both his parents – first his father in his early teens and then his mother in his early 20s – his dream began slipping away....