Maskandi artist Khulekani 'Mgqumeni' Khumalo sadly passed away in 2009 and left his family in a financially strained situation. Khuzani Mpungose grew up idolising Mgqumeni and decided to donate some money to his family.
Khulekani 'Mgqumeni' Khumalo was admired by many young South Africans as they grew up with his music.
He sadly passed away at the age of 27 after suffering bad health, according to a report by News24.
The musician released his fifth album, Magic, in 2008 and it sold 78 000 copies within a month of its release. However, his family was still left financially crippled after his untimely death.
Khuzani Mpungose, a Maskandi musician as well, grew up thinking Khulekani was amazing and inspiring and decided to reach out to his family this festive season.
Khuzani visited Khulekani's gogo and gave her R10 000 to ease her burden this Christmas.
The older woman was very grateful and happy and admitted she had been going through a tough time.
I am grateful to God and know that wherever God and my grandson are, they are smiling down on me this day.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Khuzani called on maskandi fans to put their money where their mouths are and support local artists and their families.
The young man said there must be unity to help prevent artists from dying penniless.
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