Ramabele: Talented artist with a difference

Ramabele continues to draw impressive artworks despite his disability
Ramabele continues to draw impressive artworks despite his disability

Monkgogi Ramabele is a perfect case that sums up the saying that disability is not inability. The 32-year-old visual artist is physically impaired, lives with a condition called Arthrogyposis Multiplex Congenital (AMC).

Despite this, the freelance artist has not allowed his condition to dampen his talent as he continues to make fascinating artworks. AMC refers to a group of rare congenital disorders characterised by multi-joint contractures (stiffness) and involves muscle weakness found throughout the body present at birth.

Ramabele hails from Mosweu, a small village in Tswapong located eight kilometres from Maunatlala. In an interview with Arts & Culture, he said he started being passionate about art at a young age when he was six-years-old.

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