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Preacher’s kid helps people to fix broken lives

Righteous Chawane, who is a professional officer in the town planning industry and an employee of the City of Johannesburg, has launched a foundation to empower women and inspire them to reach their full potential.

Chawane’s foundation, The Fix also helps drug addicts and rape victims in previously marginalised communities to deal with their social ills and emotional pain.

“My work centres on empowering victims of rape and rejection to deal with their pain differently, with the goal of conquering it,” she says.

Before joining the professional world, Chawane studied Town Planning at the University of Johannesburg before joining the City in June 2008.

The 32-year-old was born and raised in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. She describes herself as kind-hearted and passionate about people. A true PK (Preacher’s Kid), she is the first-born child of Dr RV and Pastor M Chawane, the founders of The Worshippers in Jesus Ministries.

“As a PK, everyone in my community had great expectations of me, which led to my three-day “perfect wedding” in April 2017. I had great hope for my marriage, unfortunately it did not work out that way,” she explains.

Chawane established The Fix after falling victim to rejection when her husband divorced her five months after their nuptials, for no apparent reason.

“I gave all my troubles to the Lord and found strength to continue with my life after such a traumatic experience,” she says.

Charismatic speakers, including Righteous herself, who will talk about how they beat depression and suicidal thoughts and “got fixed”, will officially launch the Fix on September 7, 2019.

“In a society where psychological and emotional challenges are not a priority, there are many people who feel they are facing life alone, but listening to others who have triumphed over similar issues can offer them a lifeline,” she says.

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