Ubuntu paint initiative gets under way

2017-10-25 06:02
PHOTO: SuppliedThandazile Nzuza's house in Imbali Unit BB will be painted by the cast and crew of ‘Ubuntu Nest - The Musical’.

PHOTO: SuppliedThandazile Nzuza's house in Imbali Unit BB will be painted by the cast and crew of ‘Ubuntu Nest - The Musical’.

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UBUNTU Nest identified Thandazile Nzuza (88), from Imbali Unit BB as the beneficiary of its “Spread Ubuntu Paint Initiative”.

The initiative will see the cast and crew of Ubuntu Nest painting Nzuza’s house on Sunday, October 21.

The brains behind Ubuntu Nest, Makhubalo Ikaneng asked the public, business owners, media houses and government officials to take part in painting the grandmother’s home.

“The past few years have been very difficult for Nzuza as she lost all three of her children and two grandchildren. The grandmother is still reeling from the more recent death of her grandchild, Mzwandile Nzuza, who was buried this year,” Ikaneng said.

He said Nzuza was nominated as beneficiary by one of the Ubuntu Nest cast members who lives in the same area as Nzuza.

“When we saw Nzuza’s house, we were immediately taken back by the sad state in which she lives with her three surviving grandsons.

“The exterior of the house has never been painted while the interior was painted in preparation for Mzwandile’s funeral by one of the neighbours. That interior is now dirty and needs to be repainted,” said Lungile Ikaneng, producer and tour manager of Ubuntu Nest - The Musical.

“Although Nzuza feels she does not need much, it is clear to us she needs a helping hand.

“We hereby invite everyone to contribute towards assisting Nzuza.

“We believe the act of painting her house is just the beginning and invite the generous community to help Nzuza.

“At Ubuntu Nest, we believe that generosity is an important pillar of ubuntu,” Ikaneng said.

He thanked the Natal Associated Chemicals and the Creative Arts College.

Ubuntu Nest - The Musical is a stage production based on the myth created by Ikaneng.

According to the myth, there is a magical nest where all souls go when we sleep. It is at this nest that souls find renewal and encouragement.

The musical is a magical song, dance and acting production that spreads the message of ubuntu in South Africa and the world.

- Supplied.

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