Big Fish donates to charity

By Drum Digital
23 August 2016

Gospel mogul Sipho “Big Fish” Makhabane recently donated R15 000 towards the upkeep of Lilydale Home Based Care which takes care of kids

By Mpho Tshikhudo

We are way past Madiba month alright but, for some, the work of taking care of those less fortunate doesn’t have to stop.


“I spotted the place while I was on a gig to minister in a church around the area early this year,” Sipho said. “I was going past the care centre when I noticed they were growing a vegetable garden. I went inside to meet the women who were in charge and after the niceties I told them that on my birthday month I’ll come and give them something. Simply because they are doing something good- taking care of the kids and growing a vegetable garden.

But my birthday comes on 2nd September and I realised I’m hectic on the weekend in question. So I decided to do the donation in August. Also, I’m recording Mpumalanga Praise, a gospel group whose auditions I conducted in June. The recording  which takes place on the 3rd of September almost coincide with my birthday. But I also felt it augurs well for women month to do the donation now because the women at the care centre are doing a great job.

As a son of Mpumalanga I felt a need to give back to a care centre such as Lilydale. The kids at the care centre are the future leaders. I promised I’ll keep checking on them.”

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