- Candy Tsa Mandebele has opened up about her financial problems since the lockdown hit Mzansi
- Ever since the government banned social gatherings, the singer has not been able to get gigs to make money
- She is being supported by her pensioner mother and now lives on R600 that her mom gives her each month
Candy Tsa Mandebele Mokwena has opened up about how hard life has been since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The singer and actress is broke and has had to turn to her 92-year-old mother for support.
Candy has type 2 diabetes and is part of the group of people who are more vulnerable to Covid-19. This keeps her from moving around and making money. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, the media personality opened up about her difficulties.
Because gigs have been banned, the singer has not been able to make ends meet. She said she applied for relief from the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture but had not received anything.
She wanted to make it clear that she was not broke because she did not work, but rather because of the pandemic. The singer added that her pensioner mother was sending her R600 for food.
She said to the publication:
"My mother is 92 years old. Instead of enjoying her money and me looking after her, she is buying mealie meal for me.”
According to Candy, the ANC's Bathabile Dlamini sent her a food voucher after hearing about what she has been going through.
Fortunately it seems things may be looking up for the media personality. She recently bagged a role on Skeem Saam. She said the new job came at the perfect time and was a blessing for her.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that DJ Zinhle has joined the growing list of celebrities who are opening up about financial woes. The muso took to social media to slam companies who want her to do gigs for free.
The Umlilo hitmaker revealed that she has not had an income for three months due to the pandemic. DJ Zinhle took to social media to slam certain companies who asked her to perform for free during the lockdown.
She said that not only was that a risk to her health, but she has also not received an income since the lockdown started over three months ago.
Rapper AKA also took to Twitter to demand the government help artists who have not been working since the lockdown started. The rapper said that many are struggling and he too is panicking because he is down to his last million.
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