I have lived a life of pain by Heartlines | Sep 29, 2016 | Watch South African actor Israel Sipho Matseke Zulu (Israel Makoe) opens up about his name, growing up in Alexandra township and how being incarcerated changed his life. September 29, 2016 Heartlines Tags: Acting, Alexandra, family, Israel Makoe, poverty, Prison, Township South African actor Israel Sipho Matseke Zulu (Israel Makoe) opens up about his name, growing up in Alexandra township and how he has lived a life of pain. Spread the wordTweet Related 1 Comment Phenyo Moseki on June 8, 2017 at 7:31 pm In a society where being black is a curse, we need more people like Israel to share their stories. it does not help that the disadvantaged are still to this day portrait as criminals, gangsters, rapists and abuser, because out of a large number of those who are sadly and truly criminals and gangster there is also a large number of those who are not only proud of being black or brown but still express faith in the ability and endurance of a black man. our story is really worth telling, it might not be for the world but it is worth telling. Reply Trackbacks/Pingbacks I was abandoned at birth - […] Years later I became a street kid, begged on the streets, smoked drugs, stole for a living, robbed, broke… Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.