DJ’s spin discs for poor kids

2015-09-03 06:00

Siyanda Dj Simba Kashe and Siyabonga Mkhwelaof Traffic Jam Crew flanking Khayelitsha Mall Shoprite assistant manager Zandile Ndengezi.

Siyanda Dj Simba Kashe and Siyabonga Mkhwelaof Traffic Jam Crew flanking Khayelitsha Mall Shoprite assistant manager Zandile Ndengezi.

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Driven by what they call ‘black on black love’ a crew of deejays spend their spare time looking after the needy.

Traffic Jam Crew members Siyanda Kashe aka DJ Simba, Siyabonga Mkhwela, Xoliswa and Dee Mayekana heard about the plight of children at Abaphumeleli Home of safety in Ilitha Park and decided to “make a difference”.

Siyabonga said when they realised that the home was in need they immediately planned to raise funds.

“We saw this as an opportunity to plough back to our community and started collecting clothes for the children at the home,” said Siyabonga.

After collecting the clothes they then approached Khayelitsha Mall Shoprite and were welcomed with open hearts.

“We just asked the assistant manager, Zanele Ndengezi, if they could help with our project and she made a few calls and availed a R500 voucher to the home,” said Siyabonga.

Zanele said they receive many pleas for help and thye found it hard to turn this one down.

“We get letters of donation everyday but when the Traffic Jam Crew came we felt their pain,” she said.

Another crew member Xoliswa Mayekana said they were touched by the response.

“That it took them a few minutes to make this decision was heartening and we are delighted with their support,” said Xoliswa.

The vouchers were used to buy groceries for the home and they were given the clothing the members collected.

When the crew arrived at the home carrying the gifts, there was an awesome buzz.

“The children were really excited to receive such stuff. We really appreciate what Shoprite did,” added Xoliswa.

When DJ Simba delivered an impromptu rendition of his songs, the children went mad with joy. “We sang for them and they were happy to see the perfomance because normally they dont’ get visitors or help from black people its only white people that sponsor them or go there just to play with them,” said DJ Simba.

He appealed to the black community to start “loving their own” and not expect other races to do it on their behalf.

“We promised them that next time we will go just to help them on their school work,” he said

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