Leshwin lives with his mother in a small community called Covie, situated near Natures Valley. His mother raised him and his four siblings as a single parent. This didn't stop him from giving his best. Leshwin was a member of the first rugby team, the first team tug of war and leader of the student council at school. Born in Africa has supported Leshwin's training from the beginning because we saw a lot of potential in him. He has always had a nose for business and as a young boy he started a small business to earn money and help his mother.