Poet appeals for votes

2015-08-13 06:00
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Sinegugu Mbhele has been nominated in the Best Poet category in the Maskandi Awards.

PHOTO: supplied Sinegugu Mbhele has been nominated in the Best Poet category in the Maskandi Awards.

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A 24-YEAR-OLD poet is asking the public to vote for her in the Best Poet category in the Maskandi Awards to take place in September in the city hall.

Sinegugu Mbhele from Hopewell said the public’s support will help her secure a place in the next phase of the competition.

She was chosen for her poem Buya Mtanami (Come Back Home my Child).

“I am the type of a person who looks, listens then applies ink about anything that catches my eye. The poem, Buya Mtanami, was written after­ I had seen many incidents related to people leaving home.

“I gathered my words until they teamed up. It is the same poem I performed in the competition that saw me through to the finals. I love speaking to people in my formed rhythm. One can catch people’s attention in many ways. I catch people’s attention using my words and I’m comfortable doing that,” she said.

She was chosen in the competition that took place last month at Mayors Garden.

“That was when I was told I had been nominated.”

Mbhele is a cleaner and saves money from her income to continue her studies.

“I’m still young and I cannot sit back and do nothing. There is a high rate of employment and as a young woman I have to act on that. I can’t stay at home and be choosy while unemployed. I’m appeal to the public to vote for me. Their votes will place me in the next phase of the competition,” said Mkhize.

To vote for Mkhize, SMS “Singamaciko Best Poetry” and message, Sinegugu to 33903

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