- Loyiso Bala posted a throwback pic of himself and his cousin, who was 19 at the time, who looked after him and his siblings
- The talented Mzansi musician took to Instagram and penned a sweet message to go along with the snap taken when he was only seven years old
- Other Mzansi celebs and Loyiso's family members took to his comment section to praise the singer for writing the beautiful caption
Loyiso Bala took to social media recently to share a throwback snap of himself with his cousin, Lwando Banton. The singer was seven years old and his cousin was 19 at the time the snap was taken.
Loyiso penned a sweet message along with the classic pic. He shared how Lwando used to take care of him and his siblings. On top of looking after Loyiso, Lwando also had to take care of his own siblings and mother.
Lwando worked as a petrol attendant at the time. The musician revealed that Lwando won an award in 1987 as the Best Petrol Attendant in Mzansi. He shared that when Lwando bagged that award, he convinced his bosses to get them scholarships at Drakensberg Boys High through in the choir.
"To this day, I have never met a more service orientated person in my whole life. He exemplified the nature of Christ to me and my siblings with care and unconditional love."
Loyiso's family, friends and fans reacted positively to the beautiful post. Check out some of their comments below:
His wife Jennifer Bala commented:
"He is a legend and you should have added: has helped many, many more young people rise to their potential over the years."
Elana Afrika said:
"Gosh Lo. Jy het my in trane. This is beautiful."
Along with a heart emoji, Loyiso's brother Phelo Bala wrote:
Young man kneels for his mum in the market, appreciates her for sending him to school, photos go viral
Ayanda Jiya commented:
"Wow, what a legend."
"Amazing!! What a blessing."
"Legend of all legends!!! Beautiful post!!"
Loyiso Bala reacts to My Octopus Teacher's Oscar win
In other entertainment news to do with Loyiso's appreciation, Briefly News reported that My Octopus Teacher won the Oscar for Best Documentary Film, a win for Mzansi that not many saw coming. From Lady Zamar to Loyiso Bala, SA celebs overflowed with pride.
Taking to social media, celebs expressed their excitement and congratulated the My Octopus Teacher team on this incredible win!
“Huge Congratulations to the Proudly South African #MyOctopusTeacher for winning Best Documentary at the #Oscars.”
Briefly News previously reported that the South African documentary My Octopus Teacher won an Oscar Award for the Best Documentary Film Feature. The film was the first-ever South African documentary to be streamed on Netflix.
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