Ex-Convict Shows There Is Life After Prison

Vincent Mudongo
Vincent Mudongo

FRANCISTOWN: Four years ago, Vincent Modongo walked out of prison a bitter man. He had just spent five years behind bars for a robbery with violence crime he says he never committed. Besides his anger, prison had done something else to the then 40 year-old.

He came out of jail a stronger person, ready for the challenges ahead. As they say, the rest is history. The Changate native has become a good example of what an ex-convict can do outside prison to live a better life. In prison, he had learnt upholstery.

When he was released from jail in late 2010, he was lucky to be employed by Line Feed in Francistown as an upholster. A few months later, he left and joined Wonderful Furnishers in Francistown. Late last year, he returned to Line Feed as a supervisor in the production department. He oversees all upholstery activities at the company and fixes sewing machines - a craft he learnt while still at Master Trade before he went to jail.

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