Daveyton's darling

By Drum Digital
18 October 2013

Gorgeous musician Lira, one of Mzansi’s superstars, visits her old hometown of Daveyton and shares fond memories with DRUM.

THE locals refer to Daveyton as “Tuka” or “Vutha” because it was the very first township in SA to be connected to the electrical grid – but that’s not all this lively township near Benoni is known for. Apart from being renowned for making the best kota (bunny chow) in the country, Daveyton is also known for being the hometown of some of Mzansi’s most talented people. Multi-award-winning musician Lerato “Lira” Molapo is one of these stars. It’s been years since she and her family left the townshipbut she remembers her days there as if they were yesterday.

“I used to walk from one end of Daveyton to the other. I loved playing in the streets and spending time with my friends. By the time I had to go home I remember always being so dirty,”

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