By Mwalimu George Ngwane
Simon Nkwenti was by design or by default a teacher. He would have easily traded his career for that of a Member of Parliament or a Barrister-at-law. For in his heart was entrenched the sterling qualities of a society’s spokesman; in his soul was sown the grains of a people’s Advocate and in his spirit was engraved the fighting splendour of a committed crusader.
But he remained a teacher-one who had made the nation his classroom and policy engagement his drum major. Simon spoke when others chose to whisper, he ran when others chose to crawl and he took the heat when others chose to leave the kitchen.