Pasi Koetle on her coming to Jozi story

It wasn't easy, but it was worth it

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:44 PM  | Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong  | Top of The

Pasi Koetle

It is a known fact that the majority of people living in Joburg are not originally from the city of gold. We all come from different provinces, countries and ultimately walks of life.

Everyone has their interesting, hilarious yet sometimes scary coming to Jozi stories.  From either getting mugged at Noord for the first time or getting on the wrong taxi whilst on your way to a job interview, a life lived in Jozi is one extreme sport that many of us have participated in.

Pasi is also a part of this athletics team, in an interview on Kaya FM, the actress shared a bit about her first time in the city of gold and it was just a lot to digest in one go.

"The first day, we came with a train because I couldn't afford a bus and it's like 9 or 10 hours just sitting there. There was a lady sitting next to me and the baby was crying, the baby pooped and it was just a long trip." 


She also shared how much of a hassle it was to also get herself to her commune once she arrived in Jozi.

"We didn't know which taxi to get from where, because there was Noord and then there was Bree, I didn't want to look around because people were going to be like; 'Aah this girl, where is she from?' So it was so interesting."

The actress also added that her first day at school in Jozi was such a culture shock because it was there where she realised that almost everyone had a car and she didn't.

"The first day at school (U.J) I got in and everyone has a car and I didn't, but what's nice about it is that I never placed any unnecessary pressure on me because I knew that my mom couldn't buy me a car but it was interesting and I'm glad I went through all of that as I'm now a stronger woman because of every single thing that I went through."

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