- Dr Esther Mahlangu's 88th birthday celebration painted TikTok timelines with cultural vibrancy
- Videos of the party show the legendary Ndebele artist decked out in traditional clothes and dancing
- Mzansi people joined the TikTok festivities and wished the iconic star a joyful trip around the sun
Dr Esther Mahlangu's 88th birthday on TikTok is like a virtual art party. She turned a year older on 11 November.
Mahlangu is seen in the videos wearing her traditional clothes, spreading good vibes at the colourful bash.
Birthday videos go viral
The clips were uploaded on TikTok by @thulanigatshamrhetjha and have clocked over half a million views collectively.
Mahlangu is renowned for creating striking, large-scale contemporary paintings inspired by her Ndebele heritage.
Esther Mahlangu receives a gift
Staying true to her brand, her grandchildren gifted her a beautiful Ndebele blanket made by Aranda Textiles.
Watch the video below:
Birthday wishes for Esther Mahlangu
Even though Mahlangu's fans couldn't be there in person, they came together on the social media to wish Mahlangu all the best for her birthday.
"Just after Yandas video talking about her gran."
"Happiest gogo wethu sonke."
"Literally wrote an exam about her."
"Happy birthday to Gogo Mahlangu."
"Konje magogo keeps that toolie besides her."
"Happy zaloday gogo uzimu abe nawe."
"Happy birthday mama ukhule u khule."
"Happy birthday gogo. Pretty please can I see that beautiful pink dress."
"Happy birthday God bless you with many more years to come. "
Dr Esther Mahlangu beaten tied up and robbed
In another article, Briefly News reported that Mpumalanga police are probing an incident in which globally renowned Ndebele artist Dr Esther Mahlangu was attacked.
The attackers stole her pistol and an undisclosed amount of cash taken by an unknown assailant on Saturday. According to provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, the incident happened at a residence in Siyabuswa, near KwaMhlanga.
Source: Briefly News