Downpour spoils Polokwane gospel gig

LET IT RAIN: Sechaba performs in the rain during the Let's Unite gospel music festival at the Polokwane Rugby Fields in Limpopo at the weekend. PHOTO: VELI NHLAPO
LET IT RAIN: Sechaba performs in the rain during the Let's Unite gospel music festival at the Polokwane Rugby Fields in Limpopo at the weekend. PHOTO: VELI NHLAPO

MOTHER Nature spoiled the evening for gospel music lovers attending a festival in Polokwane, Limpopo, on Saturday night.

A star-studded line-up was billed to perform at the event hosted by Thobela FM during its 51st anniversary celebrations at the Polokwane rugby field, where more than 25000 music lovers were in attendance.

The festival was arranged in conjunction with Big Fish Productions, a company owned by gospel artist Sipho Makhabane.

After starting at about midday on Saturday most of the artists had already strutted their stuff when the rain began. Among the performers were Sechaba, Winnie Mashaba, Makhabane, Worship House, Keke, Tshepiso Motaung, Uche and Israel Mosehla. But rain disrupted the proceedings before Rebecca Malope, Hlengiwe Mhlaba and Solly Mahlangu could appear on stage.

Makhabane was not disappointed .

"There was no way we could stop Mother Nature as the rain continued to fall, but I'm happy that the venue was full to capacity," Makhabane said.

"What actually prompted us to stop the proceedings was the fact that the rain had affected the machines and it became difficult to operate them," he said.

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