HAPPY B-DAY DUMA
AS THE creator of two of Mzansi’s biggest shows, Muvhango and Uzalo, he could easily have held a big celebration at an exotic location, so we were pleasantly surprised to see DUMA KA NDLOVU celebrate his 63rd birthday with the elderly at the Soweto Home of the Aged in Jabavu, Soweto.
We spoke to the esteemed producer about what keeps him going and the life lessons he’s learnt so far. Turning 63 is a milestone. It’s been 63 years of nothing but bliss – whether on the home or work front. God has blessed me in amazing ways and I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve that.
No, I’m the most blessed and happiest person I know. The stumbling blocks that have come along the way have helped me grow.
What life lessons have you learnt?
Always extend a hand to the next person. You can’t afford to be bitter. If possible, try to be at peace with everyone.
How important is spirituality to you?
Doing good to the next person is my service to the Most High and is part of that spirituality.
What legacy do you want to leave?
I’d like to leave a family legacy. I want my kids to take whatever little I’ve done and grow it.
What keeps you going?
My family – they play an important role in my life. Every day when I wake up I ask, “Would my kids be proud of me?”
LEFT: TV producer and creator Duma Ka Ndlovu believes in paying it forward so he celebrated his 63rd birthday at an old-age home in Soweto. His enormous birthday cake was big enough for everyone to get a slice! BELOW: Muvhango cast members Macdonald...
Duma brightened the day of the elderly residents at the Soweto Home of the Aged when he dropped by to share a delicious meal with them to celebrate his birthday.