HAPPY B-DAY DUMA

DRUM - - Out And About -

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.

Any re­grets?

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.

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