For many, it was more like the deluge in Noah’s time and for others it was more like a terrifying piece of fiction. Either way, Durban had glimpses of hell as torrential rains provoked a great flood that wiped out some houses in its path as well as displaced a lot of people.
The story of the flood shook the nation and every altruistic being out there has been seeking avenues to help the flood victims. Celebrities are not left out. Some major names in South African music are already in the vanguard of providing relief for the flood victims.
Now, apparently beefs and rivalries have been pushed aside as the nation faces a national emergency, an emergency that has resulted in the death of at least 51 persons, as report by TshisaLIVE.
Durban is the hub of South Africa’s entertainment industry, and as it turns out, the entertainers happen to be in the forefront of providing relief and ameliorating the suffering of those affected.
“Banomoya” crooner Prince Kaybee made a donation of R150,000 and urged others inspired by the gesture to do what they can financially as well as pray for those affected.
Donating 150k to the families that lost their homes in Umlazi???, its not enough so if you inspired by this post join me lets rebuild Ulmazi. #PrayForDurban #PrayForUmlazi❤️ pic.twitter.com/JJDXDcVLqI
Not to be left out, “Fele in Versace” crooner AKA also joined the relief train, asking how he could make a donation towards the relief. If he has donated at this point, and how much, is not yet public knowledge. But having shown pledge interest, it is unlikely he would back down.
Lasizwe also joined the appeal, with a call for prayer from the citizenry. Having prayed for Paris during its terror crisis, Lasizwe is imploring South Africans to pray just as fervently for their home country.
Afrotainment boss DJ Tira announced he and his network, as well as Gagasi FM, has been able to raise exactly R370,000.00 for the relief effort, and gave the breakdown as follows: “Gagasi FM R200,000.00; Kings of the Weekend R20,000.00; Afrotainment R50,000.00; Black Coffee R100,000.00.” He also dropped bank details for those who might wish to contribute.
Help Durban in what way you can. After this dark hour there will surely be light. Believe.