Music withconscience

HONEST: Ntshenge. Pic. Tshepo Kekana. 25/09/07. © Sowetan.
HONEST: Ntshenge. Pic. Tshepo Kekana. 25/09/07. © Sowetan.

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Ntshenge is a reggae torch-bearer in rural Venda and he educates people through his music.

His new album, Ntshenge and the Jah Live Cornerstone, preaches peace, protecting the weak and those who are marginalised.

"People are dying in the world while presidents and leaders fight each other for political control. Look what is happening in Iraq, where people die daily. Closer home in Zimbabwe, people are suffering and world leaders are doing nothing. This cannot be allowed to continue," Ntshenge says.

He says that many people are rejected, but later emerge as cornerstones of society.

"Typical examples are Nelson Mandela and Jesus, who were rejected, but became heroes later."

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