Overcoming blindness to record music

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Benny Sekgwa was a fast runner. He beat most of his peers in school. He travelled the length and breath of the country fighting for athletic supremacy in various school competitions and harboured ambitions of becoming Botswana's best.

Why would he not be that ambitious if he took part in the same competitions as now renowned athletes like Gable Garenamotse and Botswana's world champion, Amantle Montsho?  He was always winning races and his prospects looked bright until one fateful evening when he was brutally attacked by savage thugs who left him for dead.Luckily, he was still alive the following morning when he was found, though the vicious attack left him blind.It was on January 16, 2004 at his home village of Gumare after Sekgwa had just turned 16 when he met his sad fate. The day was like any other.

"I vividly remember the events of the day. I was sent to buy a candle from a nearby tuckshop at around 8pm and a few metres from home, I met a group of people, four men and three women. As I approached, they formed a line across the small passage I was walking through and one of them asked why I was not greeting them. I humbly greeted them and the next thing I felt something hit my head on the right side and a few seconds later, felt a sharp instrument pierce my left eye and they left," Sekgwa remembered. In deep pain, young Sekgwa tried to shout for help but perhaps he was too injured to make any alarming noise. As he heard his attackers walk away, he felt a chill down his spine. He feared that no one would find him in time to save his life.

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