Poet vying for awards

2018-07-18 06:02
Bongeka Mafahleni well known as ‘Mafahleni wesizwe’.PHOTO: supplied

Bongeka Mafahleni well known as ‘Mafahleni wesizwe’.PHOTO: supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

BORN and bred in Elandskop, Khokhwane area, Bongeka Mafahleni well known as “Mafahleni Wesizwe” has once again been nominated for KwaZulu-Natal Capital Maskandi Awards and has made it to the top three.

Mafahleni, who started doing poetry while she was still in primary school, is nominated for Best Poetry. She has been nominated for this category for the third time in a row, as she was nominated in 2016 and 2017 and she won the awards.

The awards will be held on September 29 but the venue is yet to be confirmed.

Speaking to Echo she said she is very honoured that she has once again been nominated and she intends to win again with the help of her fans. She said when she received the news that she has made it to the top three last week, she was so excited and did not even know what to do.

“My fans helped me make it to the top three by voting for me.

“I am very grateful for the support and I would like to encourage them to continue voting for me so that I can bring the award back home again. This is not my award but it is for my fans and Pieter­maritzburg citizens,” she said.

Mafahleni is up against Bhekabasembo Christian Mkhize and Skhuza Shanduka.

She said she knows that the competition is tough but she is hoping that she will win.

“I feel like a winner already that I have made it to the top three but I also do not want to disappoint my fans who has done their best to put me in the top three.

“I do not want their hard work of voting go to waste.I am ready for this and I want to make everyone proud.” To vote for Mafahleni SMS: Camas Best Poetry Mafahleni Wesizwe to 45633. SMS costs R1,50. Voting lines closes on September 20.

This is not my award but it is for my fans and Pieter­maritzburg citizens

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
 

And the Paws24 and Hill's winners are ...

Find out who the winners of our Paws24 pet pics and Q&a competitions are...

 

Paws

Keep your family and pets safe from rabies
5 scientific benefits of owning a cat
Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.