The Christmas period gives everybody an opportunity to reflect about the state of the world, South Africa or life in general.
An example is Christopher Landu from Mbekweni, Paarl in the Western Cape. When he was a toddler, doctors explained that he wouldn’t reach the age of 12.
Last weekend, however, this dedicated Kaizer Chiefs supporter celebrated his 50th birthday. This is undoubtedly a medical miracle and an encouragement for all to never give up.
“Christopher has been a supporter through and through,” confirms Linda Landu, who is Christopher’s niece. “Our family house resembles a Chiefs museum. We have lots of Gold & Black soccer balls. Our door bell is gold in colour and instead of ringing when the bell is triggered it makes the sound, ‘Khosi Open Up’.
“Christopher is so passionate about Chiefs that he starves himself when they lose. He will become grumpy and often even starts a squabble in a nearby pub, all in the name of his love for the Glamour Boys.”
However, the opposite happens when Amakhosi emerge victorious. “The neighbourhood will come alive with Christopher as he enthusiastically waves the Chiefs flag up and down the street,” Linda adds with a big smile.
“We are so happy to have him still with us, enjoying his life, even though at times under trying circumstances. Chiefs bring him joy and happiness. It keeps him going,” concludes Linda.
As Kaizer Chiefs, we would like to wish Christopher many more years to come and we hope that his life will be Loving and Peaceful.