New Beginnings

New Beginnings: The story of a car guard-turned-artist

Erick David Karangwa was born in Rwanda and fled from his home in 1994 when war broke out. He travelled to Tanzania and from there to Zimbabwe. While in Zimbabwe he learned to create artworks from a man he befriended. In 2004 he decided to leave Zimbabwe for South Africa. Erick started working as a car guard in a shopping centre at Constantia. The mamangement of the centre helped him organise an exhibition where he sold he sold all three of his paintings within three days. Listen to Erick's inspiring story.


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