Family has always been important to Clement. He grew up in Limpopo with both his parents.

His father worked on a farm and his father a domestic. His parents would spent many days away from home leaving him with siblings.

Clement’s mother died when he was in matric and his father died within a month after her mother’s death. He was about to start his degree in law at the University of Limpopo.

He said he attempted suicide twice after losing his parents. He felt like there was nothing left for him. He struggled to survive and sometimes would only eat noodles.