Makhadzi has been slammed for what she did for people she gave food vouchers.
Cape Flats campaigner Joanie Fredericks believes it was “inhuman” of award-winning musician Makhadzi to urge people to stimulate them by giving them a R 500 food voucher.
The 25-year-old award-winning singer and composer, née Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, wrote on her Facebook page,
“I launched this gift without understanding that individuals would say these (sic) horrible stories.”
She is best known for her hits Tshanda Vhuya and Matorokisi, and she revealed on Facebook yesterday that she had handed R 500 food stamps to “five lucky winners”
She had donated money for someone’s education costs. Makhadzi posted on Twitter that two “deserving” people will receive R500 food coupons.
It is excruciatingly hard to look into the eyes of someone who is lining up to eat day after day with no hope in sight.
“I’m grateful that there is another person who wants to help, but they really need to think more about how they can make an impact.”
Fredericks of the Tafelsig Community Action Network is nurturing communities in Cape Flats heavily affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.
He also founded Ladies Own Transport Services, a driving school to better enable women to get jobs and protect them.
“I wish I had more money,” the Johannesburg-based singer wrote on Facebook.
Today, I’ve decided to share with you a YouTube video of a song named Zwivhuya.
It will be available for purchase on iTunes on Friday. Rather, Makhadzi should have reached out to the feeding programs
Fredericks’s advice to Makhadzi
This includes soup kitchens, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in his immediate neighborhood and encouraged them to continue doing what they have been doing for the past 18 months.
Otherwise, it appears to be a PR exercise and a way to make a name for yourself.
Because, if she truly cared about the community, she would have recognized the thousands selfless people, grandmothers and grandfathers. These true heroes have used their grant money to feed others over the last 18 months.