Sam Mshengu Biography – Sam Mshengu Wiki
Sam Mshengu is the director of Sam Holdings. According to a July 2019 interview with Aldrin Sampear on Power FM, Mshengu was born in Makwarela, Venda. He had a difficult upbringing, which he said mostly due to the passing of his soldier father, who was shot dead in DRC Congo when he was only two days old. Mshengu’s family struggled to a point of lacking food, which resulted in him dropping out of school at the age of 11.
He started working at an orange farm in Limpopo at the age of 11 as a general worker whose responsibility was to pick oranges. He worked hard and earned his boss’ trust, he said, and was then moved to the trucking division of the company. There he learnt everything there was to know about trucks and the logistics business.
“I learnt everything about trucks and I loved it. I can tell you everything about a truck. He [my boss] gave me an opportunity to be a truck driver and I started delivering maize and other products for him to Zambia and other neighbouring countries. He then promoted me and I started working as a controller who was in charge of truck drivers,” he said.
He later started his own trucking business. He registered his company, Sam Holdings Trading, in 2014 and used his boss’ trucks to start his business.
“I got a contract even when I didn’t have a truck at the time. I took my boss’ trucks and registered them. I was getting a commission of R10 at the time. I worked for a long time and raised money to buy my own truck. I could make R300,000 a month with commission and salary at the time.”
He kept working and saving money until it got to R3 million. He used the money to buy three trucks and trailers cash.
“Now I have 52 trucks running on the road with machines and plant hire. That’s how I made my money. I’ve never been involved in anything illegal. I do transport with Eskom, but I’m also venturing into mining now with my own mine. It’s all my mind and planning and the mercy of God,” he said.
Mshengu said it was discipline and planning that helped him grab opportunities presented to him and use them to his advantage.
“Once you get an opportunity, God has made sure to give everyone an opportunity to make money but it’s up to you decide how you use the money. Leave the champagnes and girls, they won’t help you,” he said.
Sam Mshengu Age
According to his now disputed ID, Mshengu was born on December 15, 1995.
Sam Mshengu Wife
Sam Mshengu is married to his wife Lerato Legodi.
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Sam Mshengu Arrest
Sam Mshengu was arrested by the Hawks in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga on Sunday, 8 September 2019. He appeared in the Witbank Magistrate Court on Monday, 9 September 2019 facing charges of fraud, corruption, the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and Contravention of the Immigration Act.
According to spokesperson for the Hawks in Mpumalanga Dineo Sekgotodi, Mshengu will appear for a formal bail application on Friday 13 September 2019.
“The case against Sam Chabalala (which the Hawks say was the surname on his ID at the time of his arrest), known as Sam Holdings, aged 23, appeared before the Witbank Magistrates Court on Monday 9th September 2019 facing charges of fraud, corruption, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and contravention of Immigration Act. The case is postponed to Friday 13 September 2019 for formal bail application. The suspect remanded in custody.”
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