SATMA founder honoured

By Drum Digital
02 July 2016

After the death of his beloved brother a few weeks ago, the founder of the South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMA), Dumisani Goba was shattered.

Now Goba has been honoured in Chicago for his major role in preserving the South African Heritage through traditional music.

The traditional music awards pioneer was honoured at the 45th Rainbow Push International Convention attended by USA Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton, the chairman and CEO of Coca Cola, Troy Taylor and other SA dignitaries.

“I am grateful for this award, I didn’t expect it, especially in my age,” he says. The 39 year old from Ndwedwe, outside Durban believes it was through the grace of God that he received the admiration.

“Firstly, I would like to thank my President Jacob Zuma and his government.” He adds, “I know that my government is depicted improperly around the world but I can tell you now, what they show in the media is not the true reflection of what South Africa is about, we are a stable country, with good people, great leaders, very rich in history and in our Heritage.”

He then dedicated the award to women and the youth of South Africa.

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