Mzansi Saddened by the State of a Former Soweto Gospel Choir Singer: "I Fear Alcohol"

Mzansi Saddened by the State of a Former Soweto Gospel Choir Singer: "I Fear Alcohol"

  • A TikTok video sparked concern in South Africa after showing a barely recognizable woman singing gospel music
  • The woman, identified as Lehokoe Tladi, was a former member of the Soweto Gospel Choir but now appears to be struggling
  • Netizens expressed worry and offered theories about the cause, ranging from substance abuse to spiritual forces

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A video showed a woman, identified as Lehokoe Tladi, who was formerly a singer with the Soweto Gospel Choir.
A video showing the state of a former gospel singer left Mzansi concerned. Image: @jerrymayajerrymay
Source: TikTok

Mzansi netizens were left heartbroken after seeing footage of a former gospel singer who had fallen on hard times and was almost unrecognisable.

Gospel singer falls from glory

A TikTok video shared by @jerrymayajerrymay shows the barefoot woman singing a gospel song, with her eyes now sunken and dulled, her skin pale and stretched thin.

According to the post, the woman's name is Lehokoe Tladi, and she used to sing for the Soweto Gospel Choir.

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The post urged public assistance to help Lehokoe recover from her sad situation.

Mzansi weighs in on singer's situation

The video garnered many views and comments from netizens who were concerned about the woman woman's misfortune. While some suspected alcohol abuse, others considered evil spirits or depression to be the cause of her downfall.

kennethbekezelani replied:

"Cha ngiyabusaba utshwala (No, I fear alcohol)."

Ignatia commented:

"God of restoration, we trust you lord in this situation."

Snobza said:

"Abamshisele impepho (They must burn sage for her)."

Gcwabelihle commented:

"Oh nkosi silwa nemimoya(We're fighting with spirits)."

zamagela magoso asked:

"Uthi kwenzakalani kuze kube nje ‍♀️? (What does she say happened to her to end up like this?)

moosa7 wrote:

"She needs counseling tjooo depression idlala ngaye eish kubuhlungu iseyenza kwaba I disorder engathi angathola usizo nkoc yami siyathandaza (She needs counselling, deprrssion is having its way with her. Its almos like a disorder, hope she can find help)."

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Woman who once had 10 cars tells the story of how she lost it all

In another story, Briefly News reported that a young Mzansi woman by the name of Mokgadi Rameetse went viral on social media after sharing her eye-opening and relatable story.

Many people in South Africa come from homes where their parents did not have the opportunity to run businesses, and money is a new thing. They were not taught lessons that could have saved losses.

Mokgadi had 10 lush cars and a thriving empire until it all came crashing down. She bought her first car at the age of 28 and did not stop.

Source: Briefly News

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