Joseph was a lively lad in Langa during the apartheid 70s, in the days when police raids ruled the night with their cars and bright lights and Casspirs as they hunted down dissidents. Joseph and his friends slept in different houses every night trying to avoid being arrested, but one night they were caught, taken to the police station and badly beaten.
Dr Elsworth heard about this – she got them out of their cells and into hospital. They then fled the country. 30 Years later here comes Joseph – a married man with children, graying at the temples, a little portly but still sparky. He has a good business now. He and his partners are generous donors to African Scholars’ Fund.