Za­hara buys wheel­chair for a woman with a dis­abil­ity

The songstress shares her talent with the world and gives hope to the hope­less

Move! - - FRONT PAGE - By Palesa Mat­je­bele

SINGER-song­writer Za­hara, real name Bulelwa Mku­tukana, is still flour­ish­ing even after re­ports that claimed that she is down and out. There has al­ways been some sort of con­tro­versy around the star’s fi­nances. Not so long ago, the singer was said to be be­hind with her monthly in­stal­ments of her house but the star’s so­cial me­dia ac­counts prove that she is doing just fine.

GIV­ING BACK

Za­hara's In­sta­gram shows that the star has enough to share with those in need. She re­cently bought a wheel­chair for an el­derly woman who has been bed-rid­den since 2013.

Even though she has re­cently been quiet, the star’s mu­sic ca­reer is also not over. Za­hara is set to rep­re­sent the coun­try at the Nel­son Man­dela Con­cert in the United King­dom later this year.

The award-win­ning artist shares the not-socel­e­brated side of her­self with her fans on so­cial me­dia. Za­hara doesn’t only share pic­tures of her­self pos­ing with her big car or in the house that’s been mak­ing the news, she also shares beau­ti­ful real mo­ments of giv­ing back to the less for­tu­nate.

Za­hara says she was lis­ten­ing to the ra­dio when she heard the emo­tional story of Miriam Ma­betoa. The star was touched to hear that the woman had spent over five years stuck in her bed.

The Loliwe hitmaker took it upon her­self to find the woman and give her a brand-new wheel­chair. “She got paral­ysed in 2013 and she hasn’t been able to get out of her bed since then. To­day I vis­ited her and bought her a new wheel­chair,’’ she shared on In­sta­gram.

On the video that Za­hara posted, Miriam looked over­whelmed with emo­tions and couldn’t even talk. All she did was to hug the star, sigh in dis­be­lief and look at the wheel­chair. It was a price­less mo­ment.

HER STAR KEEPS SHINING

Za­hara is still very rel­e­vant. She per­forms in and out of the coun­try. Her re­cent al­bum, Mgodi, has been nom­i­nated for the up­com­ing South African Mu­sic Awards in the Best Afro Pop Al­bum cat­e­gory, along­side Mafik­i­zolo and the late Rob­bie Malinga. The nom­i­nated al­bum was re­leased late last year and it did so well that it reached the gold sta­tus within six hours of its re­lease.

The muso will be amongst the priv­i­leged artists to per­form at the Nel­son Man­dela Con­cert in the US on 18 July. It seems that in­ter­na­tional fans can't get enough of Za­hara's mu­sic.

The Eastern Cape-born star will also be per­form­ing at the Africa All Star Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Canada in Au­gust. “I’m su­per ex­cited to be the only African fe­male artist head­lin­ing the Africa All Star Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Toronto,’’ says Za­hara about her op­por­tu­nity to per­form on an in­ter­na­tional stage.

Za­hara is a star with a big heart. She re­cently do­nated a brand-new wheel­chair to a bed-rid­den woman, Miriam Ma­betoa, after hear­ing her touch­ing story on ra­dio

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