Ncumisa Mkabile is on the up and up. Last time Food For Mzansi spoke to her she was only farming with spinach (and rightfully called the spinach queen of Khayelitsha, we must add), but a lot has happened since.
A little more than a year later she is also harvesting beautiful crops of shiny green peppers and running a poultry business and small butchery called Yummy Nyama.
Media coverage seems to follow the ever-smiling farmer and although she is delivering produce to a local retailer in Harare, she is still using that good old Insta-talent of hers to get the fruits of her labour to happy customers’ plates.
She has lots to celebrate and no plans to go slow. Her motivation? Simple: “I feed the nation for a living.”
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