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Maskandi singer's great gift

By unknown | Dec 27, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

What started as a dream for the youth of Bhanganoma in KwaNongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, has been made a reality by a Good Samaritan.

The young people wrote a letter to a newspaper appealing to businesspeople to sponsor theirwith sports gear.

They were fortunate that one of their role models, Busi Buthelezi, a maskandi singer, was happy to lend a hand.

Buthelezi, who is a member of female maskandi outfit Imithente, donated 15 complete soccer kits, including boots, jerseys, shorts and socks.

But Buthelezi did not stop there.

She also kitted-out a girls' netball team.

"When I read the kids' letter I was very touched," she said.

"I realised that the kids were passionate about sport. Supporting them was a wise move and it's a way of ploughing something back into the community."

Buthelezi said the kit would help keep the young people away from crime.

"In our day, young people were very involved in crime. Girls also got pregnant too young.

"They need something to keep them busy and focused," she said.

Buthelezi's debut maskandi album is Thwal'inco.


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