King Monada lends Limpopo vendors, poor a R50K helping hand
The musician’s journey took him to taxi ranks in the province, where he spread the message of staying at home during the lockdown.
Limpopo musician King Monada has put his money where his mouth is: he has opened his wallet to help a number of small businesses, including spaza shop owners and street vendors.On Thursday, hours before the 21-day coronavirus lockdown began, he bought all the vegetables and fruit from vendors in the province.
Khutso Steven Kgatle (King Monada) and his manager, Albert Makwela, spent the better part of the day in different Limpopo towns, educating the elderly, spaza shop owners and street vendors about creating a coronavirus-free society as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday.
King Monada, 27, also went to far-flung villages, educating pensioners and semi-literate residents on how to contain the spread of the deadly virus in their rural communities, where water shortages are a way of life.“I was born and bred in primitive rural areas where information and technology were difficult to access,” he said. “This made me to become familiar with the colour of poverty and how difficult it is to go to bed with a hungry stomach.
“Once the president announced about the lockdown on Monday, my manager and I sat down and planned on how to escalate the message to the less fortunate who do not have radios or television sets in their homes or could not understand the queen’s language or read,” said King Monada during an exclusive interview with Saturday Citizen on Friday.
“We then decided to play our part by educating spaza shop owners and street vendors about the dangers of the disease and how to conduct themselves during the lockdown, while at the same time buying their stock.“We bought almost everything there was on the streets and in their shops.
“We spent about R50,000 on the project and we are willing to go the extra mile, depending on the severity of the case,” he said.“But because we harbour a belief that a hand that gives is a hand that receives, we distributed the items we bought to indigent families around Tzaneen, whose breadwinners either work on farms or depend on the government’s social grants.
“Our message to the people we bought groceries from was very simple: stay at home and wash your hands for 20 seconds if you shook hands or came into contact with someone in public spaces.”One of the street vendors, Mbekwa Matlala, said it was very pleasing to see famous people doing their part.
“We are happy that there are still people who would find space in their tight schedule to educate us about this dangerous disease and give a helping hand to the poor and the less fortunate.“We are really indebted to you, my son. You are a true celebrity and a role model to us,” she said, smiling from ear to ear after the king bought a tin of groundnuts from her.Read more: The Citizen News »
mandlekz Others playing Fifa🤔 We are trying to StayAtHome but motho ashuu yena is exposing his/her Tribalism ! Sis maan I Wonder if u got the job on merit, shutdown ShutItDown Lokišang matšhila a a headline You , you should be ashamed of yourselves .Julius_S_Malema honourableTshif AdvoBarryRoux .trying to shame a patriotic act by King Monada.
I wish caspper can see how other boy do it, other than complaining about not having abo Rihanna money, the little u give someone gets happy to be helped, leadership n humanity Nice one homie KingMonada God bless ur music n ur heart, otswele pele gore thabisha poi😇🙏🎧🙌👏 Admin you're dumb Your heading is very poor
You make it sound like a loan. 'Lends' Lends? He doesn't have 4 bentleys, 4 Rolex a masion and what not yet he's doing what he can. Lo cry baby yena who brags about his wealth 2day 2moro SAns are asking 4 his assistance jiki jiki he's broke... weee salufela ubala emzanzi nosaziwayo bethu. King Monada you are celebrated chief
Lends? Who ever wrote this must be fired... KingMonada Music To The World 🤞🤞🤞❤❤❤ This headline though .....no mahn Well done KingMonada_ Thank you King Dont tag casspernyovest he still needs your support first to give back KingMonada_ thank you warra. Ba baloi botlogelle rena. Re tla berekana le bona. We diya lotse botse tse o tumileng ka tsona
A smart King!!! The other king is costing government millions a year, while the other 1 was just released from prison on parole then went on to attack his own family!! Long live King Monada!!! KingMonada Covid19SA lockDownSouthAfrica Aowa! this headline has a disrespect undertone to it. So he bought them but your headline says otherwise aiiii , am disappointed with you Alex Matlala
Big ups to him Wtf is lends , you shouldn’t have written this article if you didn’t want to your donor I'm fucken annoyed with that headline Omunye is talking about 'Rihanna money'. Nice job King Monada. casspernyovest lebelela wena marete it is never too late to delete this tweet and start another ❤🤞🏽
KatlehoMK The Citizen - Alex Matlala, intern with no editor? Well done King for showing up.... The headline is misleading, it is seems that King Monada borrowed them the money while he supported them. Thanks king monada. *lands Your credibility rating is decreasing, media bias is so evident, can we for once be respected and portrayed in a dignified manner... He did not lend, he donated, huge difference!
Lend or donate? The “helping hand' part addressed my concern. The headline is badly constructed. casspernyovest Headline ya botlaela Uneducated reporters are a problem Then you blame people for not buying your paper, it's that type of writing which doesn't make sense... Like really now did he lends Limpopo vendors.. or he spent R50k to support Limpopo vendor's mxm get your facts straight please
DJTira nikuphi nihlulwa yingane Lend id borrowing them not donating Please correct ur headline. Thank u Is this edited? Admin o stlaela gampe, ke heading ya mohuta mang yeo, anyway king monada rea o leboga MzwaneleManyi EFFSouthAfrica MbuyiseniNdlozi Beautiful ❤️ Lend? If you just put that comma in the right place, the headline wouldn't be slated as negative.
Please correct your headline. It stinks of poor grammar, jealousy & undermining of King. How are they going to pay him back since they are not selling anything in this lockdown mxm 🙏South Africa thanks you King Monada😎siyabulela ,nga kungaphindaphindeka apho uthathakhona. Why the headline is like that I dont approve
Please, reconstruct this English. Your intentions are seen from far away that you have a lightning 'Poor'? Im not fine with the headline!!! Scyas Good guy. Well done That is our tax money. I'm not happy with ur headline🤔 Because he is not white, the headline must be put in such a manner that it appears like he is borrowing them the money.
KVhasa The headline is misleading AF, 'Monada spent 50K on street vendors' would have worked. O zamile ka loan king something Bravo!!! Brother, that's wonderful. Mxm why didn't he just give them 😮🙉 monada thank you Ohhh what he lend them? Ohh wait Somebody tag Casper this side... What do they expect from their selfish king
Sure ntwana 💯 👍 ✌️ 🤞 👌 🙏 🙏 🙏 From his stolen pocket change
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