Tracey Jaka/ Sisasenkosi Ncube
Monya for hire!
Former World Boxing Association Pan-African champion Thamsanqa Dube is flexing his muscles as the a�?leader of bouncersa�? hired by transport operators on the Pumula-City Centre route in Bulawayo.
He doesna��t like being called a tout.
a�?Ia��m not a TOUT! I lead bouncers barring kombis which are not from Pumula poaching passengers in Pumulaa��s turf,a�? said Dube.
He said he took up the offer because he was a respected member of the community.
a�?Pumula drivers asked me to help them since Ia��m someone they know and respect. Besides that Ia��m working on bouncing back on the ring,a�? said the former pugilist.
A source contradicting Dubea��s story described him as someone giving up on life.
a�?He is now weak and spends the whole day drinking, and has become lazy and is giving up on life, maybe thata��s the reason why hea��s now a rank marshal,a�? the source said.
Dube said he was a responsible drinker.
a�?Of course I take beer responsibly. Ia��m not a drunkard, perhaps ita��s because people see me hanging around with people who drink alcohol too,a�? he added.
However, Dube admits that boxing is somewhat dead and so for him to fend for his family he does part time jobs such as fixing gates and door frames.