Bad boys of kwaito show they walk their talk with generosity

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

Though they're better known as the bad boys in the music industry, kwaito group Amarobha does possess a soft heart and they have decided to give something back to the community.

The trio - Zipho Mbatha, Xolani Hlatshwayo and Thulani Mlotshwa - made headlines recently when they challenged Arthur Mafokate to defend his "king of kwaito" status.

To show they care, the group's Patrick Sota said they had decided to adopt the Emndeni Children's Home as their social responsibility and on Wednesday the young artists gave R1 000 to the home.

Sota was, however, quick to point out that this was not just a publicity stunt and "we plan to donate two percent from the group's sales every week.

"We feel we have to give something back to society and help those who are in need. We committed ourselves to this responsibility long before the guys' careers even started," he said.

From last week's sales they were able to give the money to the Emndeni Children's Home, which was established in 1979 to house street children.

Initially managed by United Reformed Church, the Gauteng Department of Welfare assigned management responsibility of the home to the Abraham Kriel Maria Kloppers Home in 1995.

The Emndeni Home currently houses 60 sexually and physically abused children.