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Join us as we host Wanda Zondi talking about his book titled No Easy Battle: How I Overcame Extreme Obstacles to Achieve My Dream, the battle may not be easy, but it's worth it.
Wanda Zondi was born on 14 April 1984 in the rural areas of Mhlanga village in the small district of Libode in Eastern Cape. Having grown up under extreme poverty, he had to dig deep within in order to overcome the many obstacles that life put his way. In this book, he shares the experiences and lessons learned along his inspirational journey from the time his father passed away leaving the family to fend for themselves. He starred working as a mud bricklayer at the age of 10, herding cattle at the age of 14, almost never attended high school as there was no money at home until one of his teachers took him to her home.
From a village boy with little prospects, he is now a member of three professional bodies which are; Association of International Certified Fraud Examiners, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigation and Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority.
Wanda is currently serving in the South African National Defence Force in the rank of a Captain. He is academically inclined and believes that, indeed, knowledge is power. Thus, he has empowered himself with knowledge from different sources, some through the military and others in his personal capacity. His academic achievements include; a Certificate in International Fraud Examiner (level 7), a Masters degree in Criminal Justice (current), a BTech degree in Forensic Investigation, a National Diploma in Security Risk Management, an Advance A+ Computer Technician course and he has also completed several management courses from different colleges.
Wanda is a patriot who loves his country dearly and believes that there is no better organisation than the Defence Force.