Award in honour of brother

2016-09-07 06:00
NTHABISENG MANGOJANE of Qwaqwa Radio won the title of best community radio gospel presenter in the 2016 Independent National Gospel Music Awards (Ingoma). Photo: Supplied

NTHABISENG MANGOJANE of Qwaqwa Radio won the title of best community radio gospel presenter in the 2016 Independent National Gospel Music Awards (Ingoma). Photo: Supplied

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PHUTHADITJHABA. – Ntabiseng Mangojane, a presenter at the community radio station Qwaqwa Radio, has dedicated the award she won in the Independent National Gospel Music Awards (Ingoma) recently to her late brother, Mohlouwa Mangojane, who was laid to rest a few days before she received it.

Apparently, he was the one who had stood by his sister, asking people to vote for her to win the competition.

“He had played a pivotal role. I am sad that he left before he could touch the trophy, but I am sure he is smiling in his grave. I am proud of you, my brother,” said Mangojane.

She received the title of best community radio gospel presenter at the third Ingoma, held at the Kayalami-theater in Midrand, Gauteng, a fortnight ago.

She defeated the likes of Welcome ka Ntombela (Nongoma FM), Motsamai Lucas Mofokeng (Sedibeng FM), Tholang Lebelo (Mogale FM), Mokgatla wa ga Tema (Alex FM) and Franklite Sehlapelo (Impact FM).

“It was a tough experience for me, having to leave my mother and little brother in pain after we had paid our final respects to our brother. How­ever, I managed to win something to wipe their tears away.”

She said it was the first time she had been nominated for the awards and it was an honour for her to win at her first appearance.

“I did not enter the awards. Instead, a panel of judges followed me while I was doing my job.

“I did expect to win the awards, due to massive support I got from the community and the radio station.

“Anyway, winning was not just a walk in the park, as I was in a contest with some of the best presenters.”

Mangojane said she would like to thank everyone who had voted for her at the time she was asking for the votes.

“I was told that I had a big voting number. I would not have won the award if it were not for the ­community, so I want to thank them all,” she said.

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