SA title means nothing to desperate Ngubane

A South African female boxing champion cleans dustbins in Zola, Soweto, to  put food on the table. Her painful story brings tears to the eyes and paints a gloomy picture of Boxing SA, specifically the people on its board who are tasked with looking after women’s boxing.

Mapule “Thunder” Ngubane won the SA junior-middleweight title on August 31 2014. She says the month — celebrated as Women's Month — now brings bittersweet memories to her as a boxer...

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