A long walk to a better life

know the story behind the voice on Motorola’s commercial— “hello moto” ?

-it’s of a refugee from zimbabwe who made it to south africa…

-as heard on The Story 5-21-08:


Thousands of Zimbabweans continue to pour across border in search of food, medicine, and safety in South Africa. But over the last few weeks, many of them have become targets in anti-immigrant violence.

Jonathan Nkala is one Zimbabwean who made the difficult journey. His is a story of tragedy and high adventure: he lost his best friend while crossing a river, spent 6 months working without shoes, and eventually ended up as a model for Motorola.

Dick Gordon talks to Jonathan about his journey and what he sees when he looks back across the border towards home.


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