Lembeni works magic for family

2017-12-07 06:00
Mzukisi “Mzu” Lembeni with tourists.

Mzukisi “Mzu” Lembeni with tourists.

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Tour-guide Mzu Lembeni has made the life of a needy family a little easier after he organised donations of grocery and toys for the children.

The family of eight from Langa took delivery of the goods last Thursday.

Mzukisi “Mzu” Lembeni, 38, the owner of iMzu Tours, has once again put a smile on the faces of the Komombi homestead.

Lembeni said he became aware of the plight of the family when he was accompanying tourists in the area last year.

“I was touched to know that the family does not have any source of income. I started giving them some money to buy bread and other foodstuff.

The tourists do not understand that we still have indigent people, despite attaining freedom. They get shocked and sometimes cry, literally, when they see people living under adverse conditions.”

Nomasi Komombi,47, and a single parent, could not contain her tears after realising what was at hand after Lembeni had knocked on her door.

“He really surprised me (with)such a lot of grocery. I did not expect this. It will do a great difference for us. He usually pops in to give us some money for bread and milk. Everyone walks past here, but God directed him to our home. Life has become so hard for me after I lost my job as a cleaner in 2013. I still wish to get a job,” she said.

The family has been living with a swarm of bees in their tiny one room shack, since June 2014.

Komombi said the bees symbolised her late grandmother who was communicating with her that she needed a traditional ceremony done.

“I learnt that I had to do “Inkobe” at home in Centane (in the Eastern Cape). They went away after that ceremony for a short while and they came back. They do not sting us at all,” she added.

Lembeni is also a qualified magician. He studied magic for six years at the College of Magic in Claremont, where he later became a lecturer. He gained popularity by performing magic shows around Cape Town. Lembeni loves comedy magic, close-up magic, stage magic and he is also a good dancer.

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