Mda fight for drugs
Baseball club offers Mdantsane kids an alternative to streets and drugs
The Mdantsane Eagles baseball club has kept many a Mdantsane child off the streets since it was established in 2013 and set up his unique coaching programme. Lwazi Mlondolozi, 33, started out with the intention of reviving the sport, but over the years his Eagles club and Mdantsane schools programme have achieved much more.
“I got hooked on baseball back in 1995 because it was played in front of my house, so it was the closest sport to me,” he said, remembering how a baseball crashed through a window in his home when he was eight years old.
Picking the ball up and taking it back to the field near his home, Mlondolozi met the late Billy Magengelele, a local baseball coach, who encouraged him to grab a bat and take a swing.