Captain Wanda Zondi
4 August 2020
No Easy Battle
No Easy Battle: How I Overcame Extreme Obstacles to Achieve My Dream, is an autobiography book that tells a story of a young man who grew up under extreme poverty, a young man who lost his father at the age of 10 and was forced to take piece jobs to feed his family, doing mud bricks, herding cattle just so he could keep his family breathing. Capt Zondi tells how he left home going to Durban, not knowing who he was going to and ending up sleeping under the bridge for three days. Capt Zondi recalls on how scared and helpless he felt during these moments, finally leaving Durban to Cape Town doing piece jobs but still keeping his dream that one day he would wear the military uniform. He found himself in Cape Town working in a fish and chips shop, at a hardware, as a security and as a petrol service attendant. In all his difficulties, he never stopped believing, as he kept applying he finally got the important call being accepted to serve the Defence after three failed attempts. Capt Zondi is telling on how he never saw giving up as an optin and now he is a Captain in the Defence Force
From a village boy with little prospects, he is now a member of three professional bodies which are; Association of International Certified Fraud Examiners, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigation and Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority.
Captain Zondi is academically inclined and believes that, indeed, knowledge is power. Thus, he has empowered himself with knowledge from different sources, some through the military and others in his personal capacity. His academic achievements include; a Certificate in International Fraud Examiner (level 7), a Masters degree in Criminal Justice (current), a BTech degree in Forensic Investigation, a National Diploma in Security Risk Management, an Advance A+ Computer Technician course and he has also completed several management courses from different colleges.
Wanda is a patriot who loves his country dearly and believes that there is no better organisation than the Defence Force.