Kettles and toasters make breadwinners of jobless dads

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Kettles and toasters make breadwinners of jobless dads

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Two years ago convicted armed robber Thomas Mehana, who served 20 years for his crime, relied on his elderly mother for food and shelter.

Despite qualifying as an electrician in prison, Mehana was constantly rejected by potential employers because of his criminal record.

Today Mehana, 44, runs his own business, and has bought a secondhand car and a modest home in the township of Gugulethu, Western Cape...

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