Celebs raise izaka KZN flood victims

Tbo Touch and other artists are raising money to help flood victims in KZN.
Tbo Touch and other artists are raising money to help flood victims in KZN.

MORE than R300 000 has been raised by celebrities to help KZN flood victims.

Tbo Touch, who was one of the donors, told Daily Sun they aimed to a raise R1 million by Friday 22 April.

“In the wake of the KZN floods, we decided to start a campaign called United Creatives of South Africa Relief. We shall be hosting a series of events called Abantu,” he said.

“The first event was held in Cape Town and a certain amount from these events will be donated to KZN flood victims. We have also agreed that from now until July, each volunteering artist will contribute at least 20% of their gig earnings.

“After July, we will be concentrating on our colleagues. Our plight as artists is known and well documented. Most of us haven’t worked for two years.”

So far, Drip Footwear founder Lekau Sehoana, Zakes Bantwini, Tbo Touch, DJ Tira and Nomcebo Zikode have donated towards the relief fund.

The money has not been distributed yet but they are in the process of finding a partner, preferably a church in KZN, to manage and distribute the funds.

Tbo Touch told Daily Sun their aim was to buy at least 20 000 blankets, 1 000 ventilated tents and tinned food.

“None of us will manage the account and instead, we are talking to a church to assist us. The flood victims will simply have to go to the identified church and prove they have been affected,” he said.

He said the fund would also be taking care of artists, many of who were suffering from conditions like depression.

“A lot of us need therapy. Therefore, we want to use this relief fund to reach out to our colleagues. We are actually hoping to establish our own medical aid focusing on creatives,” he said.

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