Location: Cape Town
Banele was born on the 8th October 2004. Other than his date of birth, there is no other birth history for him.He was born HIV-positive to a single mother suffering from an alcohol addiction. At 5 months he was left abandoned at the Somerset Hospital in Cape Town. He was treated for tuberculosis and pneumonia over a period of months. After this he was moved to palliative care. After a short spell there, he was moved to the Fikelela Children’s Home in Khayelitsha. On 15 December, 2005, a corporate visit by a large insurance company, was going to change Banele’s life forever. On this day, he was going to meet his adoptive mother, Fatima Desai, a single Mom of a teen son who was doing her MBA part-time at that time.Two years later, Banele moved to the leafy suburbs of the Cape where he had been legally fostered. His adoption was
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