21-year-old South African builds his own ‘Lamborghini’ From Scrap

Mukundi Malovhele was never any good at maths and science but had a natural knack for engineering things with his hands.

The shy 21-year-old has built a car inspired by his love for luxury car brand Lamborghini by using scrap materials and old car parts. He said because he cannot afford a luxury car he decided to try and build himself one.

“I’ve always loved the Lamborghini when I saw it on TV, so I decided to make one inspired by it because I can’t afford to buy it.”

Mukundi Malovhele

Malovhele, who resides at Tshipise Tshasagole-Niani village in Venda, said he started collecting scrap materials from old cars to build his car. Inspired by his years of building wire cars, he decided to give it a go in 2017.

“I used to make wire cars when I was younger; this is a passion that has been within me for a long time.”

Mukundi Malovhele

The son of a tomato and watermelon farmer, Malovhele said lack of money has hindered him from completing it. “My father sometimes spares me some money to buy some parts, but what I really need is a small engine,” he said.

While waiting for his matric results, he helps his father work the land and sell their produce to other villagers while working on his designs.

“I want to become a mechanic and fix cars, but I also want to make my own car model because this is what I understand. My dream is to go to a technical college that will help me work on my skills.”

Mukundi Malovhele

However, neighbour Justice Mbedzi said people did not take him seriously when he started out. “It’s amazing because now people want to come to his house all the time to see the car,” said Mbedzi.

Reference: https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/amp/news/south-africa/2021-02-08-mukundi-malovhele-builds-his-own-lamborghini/

Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean writer, storyteller, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream media platform. Abu Bakarr Jalloh began telling the stories of change-makers in Africa in 2018 as a writer for Salone Messenger. Mr. Jalloh has worked tirelessly to uncover the stories of change-makers in Sierra Leone and the continent of Africa at large. Due to his passion to tell inspiring and compelling African stories, Mr. Jalloh founded The African Dream, an online media platform that tells inspiring and compelling African stories. Contact email: abubakarrjalloh@theafricandreamsl.com WhatsApp: +23276211583

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