Mosia creates wire cars with a twist

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Lehlohonolo Mosia with a few of his wire car designs.

Lehlohonolo Mosia (41), a go-getter with a never-say-die attitude, is taking the informal wire car industry to the next level.

Not only does he include material other than wire in the manufacturing of his wire cars but his designs range from branded police vans, SBV trucks and ambulances to traffic cars.

Mosia travels from his hometown Kestell to Bloemfontein every second week to sell his cars at the corner of Kenneth Kaunda Road and the N1, next to Shell Ultra City.

SBV truck and Police van design made by Lehlohonolo Mosia

Mosia says his wire cars last longer than plastic toys, hence he started making them to encourage people to buy a toy with value and something you can pass on for generations to come. He hopes to one day be able to expand and grow his business to teach children to make the cars and to generate employment for the youth.

Mosia has been manufacturing these wire cars since 2000. The prices of the cars range from R100 to R300, depending on the design you choose. He told Bloemfontein Courant that he sells about 8 to 10 cars per day in Bloemfontein and has to travel far to sell them because he does not get them sold in Kestell.

“Making the cars and selling them is my only source of income and I support my family with it. I have employed a man who lives on the street to help me sell the cars to help better his life too,” Mosia added.

“I would be really grateful if anyone can help me with extra raw material or to even help register my business,” he said.

For any enquiries, or to buy one of his cars, contact Mosia on 071-077-5283.

HEIDRE MALGAS
heidre@mahareng.co.za