Dad to launch campaign for missing son

2018-01-23 06:00
PHOTO: nosipho mkhizeMdu Mbutho will be launching a campaign to find his son who went missing in 2014.

PHOTO: nosipho mkhizeMdu Mbutho will be launching a campaign to find his son who went missing in 2014.

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TO find his missing son, father Mdu Mbutho is launching a campaign with the help of his gospel choir in Clermont. Ndumiso Mbutho went missing in 2014 and was last seen outside his home.

He said the campaign is themed “Find my missing son, Together we can change the world” and will be launched on Saturday, January 27 at Clermont Good News Centre.

“I have never stopped searching for my son, I will do whatever it takes to find him. I come up with different ideas on how to search for him and this time I will do it through music.

“I have reunited my gospel choir which I formed in 2010 called Ingomusa Gospel Choir. We will be hosting concerts and awareness campaigns in the Upper Highway, Highway and Durban areas where we will entertain people and give talks about Ndumiso’s story.

“We will be working with the Clermont band to produce an album and we will also visit orphanages to spend time with children and provide entertainment and refreshments.

“Spending time with the children might better our chances of finding Ndumiso, he might be at one of the homes we’ll be visiting.”

He explained that Ndumiso has a problem with his speech, which is his major concern.

“Ndumiso could not talk properly, but would make sounds. It breaks my heart because even if someone asks him where is he from he wouldn’t be able to tell them.

“He is the kind of child who doesn’t like to interact with other children. He loves to play alone. He is loving and caring and loves to be carried and hugged.”

Not only will Mbutho be searching for his son through the awareness campaigns, he will also be giving back to the community by helping those in need.

“I joined an organisation called The Community Outreach Programme Trust [Coptrust] in 2014 and they told me to conduct programmes for the youth of Clermont. I saw the dire need to help the youth showcase their talent so I formed a project called Clermont Arts Development where I teach children from the age of eight music, drama and dance.”

“While working with the children I noticed that most come from poor backgrounds. In 2016 I then started a feeding scheme in conjunction with Coptrust where we give 30 children food every Saturday.”

For more information about the launch, phone Mbutho on 084 732 9424 or email mbutho34@ gmail.com

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