Meet Nsanzimana Elie, the Boy Who Was Once Called a Monkey Now Wears Suits

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Meet Nsanzimana Elie, the Boy Who Was Once Called a Monkey Now Wears Suits

Meet Nsanzimana Elie, the Boy Who Was Once Called a  Monkey Now Wears Suits

Afrimax television in Rwanda aired a tale of a 21-year-old kid from the country’s southern province about nine months ago.

Nsanzimana Elie lived in the bush and was bullied in his town because of his appearance, with others calling him a monkey or a gorilla.

Nsanzimana Elie: The Boy Who Was Once Known as Monkey Now Wears Suits and Has Became a Celebrity
Meet Nsanzimana Elie, the Boy Who Was Once Called a Monkey Now Wears Suits

Elie’s fortune has now changed after receiving overwhelming help from well-wishers.

Elie was born in 1999 after his mum lost her first five children.

Elie was the answer to his mother’s prayers, she stated in a media interview, after she had given up hope of ever having children. She prayed to God for a kid who could live, even if it meant having a crippled child.

Nsanzimana Elie: The Boy Who Was Once Known as Monkey Now Wears Suits and Has Became a Celebrity

“Elie is my sixth child. His five children have all died. After the death of his elders, we were desperate. We prayed to God to get another kid and fortunately, we were blessed with Elie. Now I cherish him as heaven’s gift from God and love him enormously,” her mother said.

At birth, Elie’s mother said she knew he would be different as he had an abnormally small head and unusual facial features.

Nsanzimana Elie: The Boy Who Was Once Known as Monkey Now Wears Suits and Has Became a Celebrity

He was later discovered to be non-verbal and had learning disabilities.

His mother claimed he couldn’t go to school because of learning issues and an inability to communicate with others. Doctors warned her the boy’s intellectual capacity wouldn’t allow him to concentrate in class, but he could learn enough to get by.

While growing up, the mother said he spent a lot of his time in the bush and would feed on grass. The mother said he would chase after him every evening to bring him home as he spent all day running through the jungle.

She said he did not like food and days would pass without him eating. “He simply likes bananas and fresh foods and it is not easy to provide the basic needs for both of us,” she said. Further, she said that her son was afraid of people and would run away from them. Sometimes, the mother said she had to tie him with ropes to contain him.

Elie’s mother said she was always heartbroken when neighbours insulted his son, calling him a monkey, gorilla and other unpleasant names. “Whenever I hear someone bullying, insulting or beating him, it really gives me a heart attack. My kid is innocent, he never does harm to anyone and I sometimes lose my temper when people call him animal and not treating him like a human being,” she added.

Elie’s story has evolved over the months. He made headlines after his story aired, and he received a lot of sympathy from well-wishers. The benefactors constructed and equipped a new home for them.

Elie managed to win over a lot of people’s hearts. He is now a celebrity who wears suits and luxury clothing. He now has a large number of fans who want to snap pictures with him whenever he is on the road. After spending a lot of time in the forest, he was enrolled in school and is now learning how to stay with people.

 

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