Gospel artists to host prayer against albino killings

2015-12-10 06:00
PHOTO:supplied Gospel artists will host an end-of-year prayer and a prayer against albino killings at the Greater Edendale Mall next week.

PHOTO:supplied Gospel artists will host an end-of-year prayer and a prayer against albino killings at the Greater Edendale Mall next week.

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PROMPTED by the gruesome killing of a 20-year-old albino woman from Manguzi, who was found dismembered in August, gospel artists will next Friday, 18 December, host a year-end prayer and a prayer against albino killings at the Greater Edendale Mall.

The prayer will unite the city’s entertainment sector, with gospel artists, poets and motivational speakers joining hands to spread the word against albino killings.

Event organiser Dumi-Bee said: “We have people living with albinism in our communities, but because of the cultural myths associated with being an albino, they are victimised. There are people who believe that by killing albinos they will get money, gain status or power, which unfortunately, is a myth.

“Through a collective effort of local artists we want to show people living with albinism that they are part of us and we support them. Most people look up to us as their role model and we believe that the message will be taken seriously if it is conveyed by us.

“We say ‘no’ to albino killings and abductions. They are human just like everyone else.”

With the year coming to an end they will also pray against road accidents, irresponsible drinking, and wasteful spending during this season.

“Christmas comes once a year, so people should enjoy responsibly and save money for the opening of school next year. We have also invited political and religious leaders to be part of the day of prayer.”

The prayer starts at 9am and artists who will be performing include Ndoda Maphumulo, Lindelani Mkhize, Nqokonqoko, Mthokozisi Zakwe, Njabulo Mkhize, Mvuselelo Buthelezi, Heavenly Tune, Golide, Nathi &Nkanyiso, DJ Mpume, DJ Cebo from Itheku FM and Botsotso Entrance is free.

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