These are the best of times… these are the best of times… these are surely the best of times for Afrotainment star dancer Zodwa Wabantu.
Zodwa Wabantu, who has got some important investments in property, and who recently showed off her new car and house on social media, is already thinking about her legacy.
Yeah, there has to be something with which her community will remember her by. While preparing to retire from the limelight, she is putting some critical social structures on the ground for her community, among them a community centre.Source: Zodwa Wabantu/ Instagram
It is critical that her community has her in remeberance after her days in the limelight, as she explained to TshisaLIVE:
“I know that people still don’t understand what I am, like in this industry. But I am here and whether they understand it or not I will not leave until I am sure my name will live on. I bought land in Nelspruit, I am still in talks with the relevant people, I want to build a community hall or centre. People will know my name when I’m gone”
She is still working on the idea, but when it is fully implemented, it is sure to keep young people away from the streets, from drugs and crime. The project will also have a business side to it, she explained:
“I don’t really know what the hall would exactly be for at the moment. Maybe it can be a multi-purpose centre. I see it having a cinema and young people having a place to take them away from the streets. You know, drugs and alcohol, and the like. It will of course have a business side to it, maybe I’ll sell popcorn there or something.”
Zodwa had a difficult childhood, losing her mother at age 11. So her philanthropy can best be gleaned in the ligt of one who had known lack and suffering.
Shout out to this dance queen. May Mzansi remember you well