This extraordinary story sounds like something from a prestige television series (which it may well end up becoming), with a genius programmer building a platform marketplace allowing buyers access to all sorts of illegal goods.
The story of Luvo Manyonga, a hugely gifted South African long jumper, and also a one time user of tik, a local variant of crystal methamphetamine. The story looks at his life and career and the lives of the people who saw his potential and sought to help him.
The former Executive Editor of The New York Times Bill Keller wrote this piece on South AfricaÕs new President back in 2013. It remains an interesting perspective on the man now leading his country after the fall of Jacob Zuma.