South African gospel artists have decided to take action by coming together to raise funds to fix the tombstone of the late gospel star Lundi Tyamara.
Lundi Tyamara died last year January at the age of 38 after a battle with stomach TB and a liver condition, his family confirmed.
According to Daily Sun, close friends of Lundi are tired of seeing their friend’s final resting place in ruins. According to reports, Lundi’s tombstone was vandalised shortly after his burial.
Speaking to the Sowetan, gospel star and one of Lundi’s close friends Thabiso Moloi said the family has been struggling to raise enough money to fix the tombstone as no one in the family was employed.
“What is funny is that the fencing around it is still standing. Which means someone scaled the fence just to break the head of the tombstone,” he told the publication.
Moloi further added that they will host a gala event on the 16th of December in order to raise funds that will be used to fix the tombstone. His friends and other artists including Rebecca Malope, Buhle Nhlangulela, Putuma Tiso, Sabata Masoka, Babalwa Tyamara (Lundi’s sister), Mpho Malindi, Mpho Sefuka and Kholeka Dubula, will also perform in his honour.
“As people who lived and worked with Lundi, we feel it is important to assist the family. We chose December 16 because it’s his birthday. Gospel artists have responded to this cause because they see a need,” he said.
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.