Remembering Busi

Today is Busi’s birthday, she would have been 29 but she died on the 12th March 2007.

Busi was 25, a survivor or rape, HIV+ with diabetes and other complications. This photo was taken by me on the 18th February 2007 – one of those happy days of just hanging out with friends – I love this photo cause she looks so happy and so strong!


This is the last text I received from Busi wishing me safe travels to Durban. I am happy I kept it.

“8 things God does in Ps107. He Redeems. He Gathers. He Delivers. He Leads. He Satisfies. He Saves. He Heals. He Blesses. May he continue 2 shower u wit his glorious love ! Hope u having a gudday & have a safe one 2 Durban. Love”

She died. Dear Busi – she was also happy because she was having a story published, she had so much to live for despite her illness and pain.

Busi’s story