Khayelihle only managed to overcome his alcohol addiction after 18 years when he started attending church services and learned to use his faith to change his life. He started drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes when he was 16 years old.
"I was 18 years old when my mother found a job in Johannesburg and left me with my younger sister back in our country. I was already drinking alcohol at that time. I used the money she sent for our sustenance to buy alcohol instead of paying school fees and buying food.
After Given came to the Universal Church in 2018, he was able to recover all he had lost because of his addiction to alcohol. Drinking alcohol was a normal thing in his family. As a result, Given started drinking at the age of ten.