Lost in translation – Premier League Newcomer Chippa Mpengesi


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  1. Jason says:

    its obviously that sort of attitude that has enabled him to win bread for his family all these years

  2. Mark says:

    stupid people !!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Goolam says:


    “So, I can just imagine how thrilled the editors of the Sunday Times were when a couple of their reporters presented them with the story of Chippa Mpengesi, who, two years ago, paid next to nothing for a no-hoper soccer club that has just qualified to play in the national premier soccer league.

    I know you’re expecting me to turn on the satire at this stage, but I’m not going to. I simply love Mpengesi’s story. Working as a security guard, he took it upon himself to approach Pick n Pay and offer to get back their trolleys that he had seen littering Cape Town’s townships. The company obviously wasn’t going to hand over a fat contract to this unknown then and there but it did give him a letter of sorts.

    With this he went around collecting trolleys and handing them back to Pick n Pay for a fee.

    He was in business and soon started all sorts of enterprises, as long as he could make a buck.

    Today his businesses employ 3000 people and he can (almost) claim to be in the same league as Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich.

    You don’t need to be a trained rocket scientist – or to have even the foggiest idea what a Higgs boson looks like – to make a buck out of rounding up supermarket trolleys. You just need to have what Mpengesi clearly has – a dream and plenty of drive.”

  4. 007Meisie says:

    In which magazine or newspaper was this published?

  5. Nice answer back in return of this issue with firm arguments and telling the whole thing regarding that.

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