BB Zon­dani Gospel Ben­e­fit Con­cert brings joy

Grocott's Mail - - MAKANA VOICES/NEWS - By SI­NE­SIPHO GO­QWANA

Mar­ried cou­ple Nob­u­lumko and Vuyani Speck­man or­gan­ised a char­ity ben­e­fit con­cert for three im­pov­er­ished fam­i­lies that live in Vukani, O Street and ex­ten­sion 10.

The con­cert that was held at the BB Zon­dani Hall in Fingo Vil­lage on Satur­day 3 De­cem­ber saw solo per­for­mances from lo­cal artists like Unathi Nx­u­malo, Nontsikelelo “Nt­siki” Sishuba, Sibu­siso and group per­for­mances by Still For­ever and the Speck­man cou­ple ser­e­nad­ing the au­di­ence with gospel mu­sic.

Rev Phumla Phango who hosted the event of­ten took to the stage along with the rest of the au­di­ence to dance to the re­viv­ing mu­sic.

Nob­u­lumko said the con­cert man­aged to raise R760 along with other dona­tions like clothes and bed linen which they gave to the O Street family on Tues­day.

This family con­sists of an el­derly woman, who is a pen­sioner but takes care of 13 grand­chil­dren by her­self.

“I must say that I was quite dis­ap­pointed by the turn-out, I ex­pected a lot more peo­ple to at­tend but when we handed over the money and clothes to that family, the joy that was on their faces was price­less.”

Nob­u­lumko said that the joy that over­came those chil­dren not only con­soled but re­as­sured them that they did make a dif­fer­ence so she now feels sat­is­fied about the out­come. Nob­u­lumko and her hus­band had ini­tially iden­ti­fied three fam­i­lies who are in real need of as­sis­tance.

The pro­ceeds from the char­ity ben­e­fit con­cert were meant to help all three fam­i­lies but ac­cord­ing to them, be­cause of lit­tle as­sis­tance and re­sources, they had to choose the one family which is the poor­est out of the three to as­sist.

Photo: Si­ne­sipho Go­qwana

Lo­cal gospel group Still For­ever treat­ing the au­di­ence to an epic mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence.

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