- Mzansi is coming together to help iconic author, Credo Mutwa
- This is after a social media user exposed his terrible living conditions
- Many have pledged to donate money
Mzansi has been called to action once again to help someone in need. This time, the person is legendary author, Credo Mutwa.
He is known as an author of books that draw upon African mythology, traditional Zulu folklore, extraterrestrial encounters and his own personal encounters. After a lengthy post on social media revealed the terrible conditions he was living in, Mzansi has stepped up to help him.
Twitter user Tshi Nakanyane was in Kuruman and decided to visit the home of the author. When he got there, however, he did not expect to see what he saw.
The man and his wife have been forced to move into a tiny house due to their main house having no roof. According to the post, funding from the Department of Arts and Culture was made available to renovate the house but it did not help. They've spent winter living under terrible living conditions, which had a dire effect on the ailing 98-year-old.
Twitter user Tumi Sole, who is responsible for many charity drives on social media, has called on Mzansi to help fund to build Mutwa a home. His call has been met with positive responses from social media users who were outraged over his circumstances.
Twitter user Ncumiangel said:
"I'm ready to pledge some cash too... maybe open a building fund."
While SothoDudu said:
"Please keep us informed about a fundraiser, I will gladly donate. This is so painful, I really hope the culprits are brought to justice."
Mutwa's most recent work is a graphic novel called the Tree of Life Trilogy, based on his writings of his most famous book, Indaba mM Children. In 2018 he was honoured with an USIBA award presented by the South African Department of Arts and Culture for his work in indigenous wisdom.
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