My Story

My name is Ernest Mduduzi Fakudze. I am a citizen of Swaziland in Southern Africa. I grew up in the countryside in the community of Ngwempisana in the town of Mankayane. I attended school for the first time in my life at Ingwempisana Primary School from the age of 8 until the age of  14 when I completed primary school. The reason I started school so late was because I was an orphan and my grandfather could not afford to send me to school.
Swaziland Society Party at Regents Park, London, June 2016
My mother passed away sometime in December 1977 when I was just six months old. To this day I don't know what she looked like because there are no photographs of her. My father passed away in 1985, the very first year that I attended primary school. I remember my father a little bit because I did visit him when I was young. He lived in a different town (Ntontozi) and I lived with my maternal grandparents for most of my childhood in Ngwempisana. I only used to visit my father on school holidays.
Ngwempisana, Mankayane, Swaziland, April 2014
I attended St. John Bosco High School in Malkerns from 1992 until I left forLondon, England in July 1995. I lived in London for 20 years, until 2015 when I then moved out of London to St. Albans in the county of Hertfordshire, about one hour drive from London. I am a computer programmer by trade and I have been programming commercially since September 2003. I m married to my wife Mariko from Japan and we have one daughter, called Nothando. To be continued..