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A Night with Ladysmith Mambazo

Publishing Date : 07 May, 2019

Author : KEAMOGETSE MOTONE

Pantone Reign will be hosting South African legendary group, Lady Smith Mambazo at University of Botswana Indoor Sports Arena on May 31. The funds accumulated will be diverted to a charitable organisation called Botswana Gender Based Violence Prevention and Support Centre.


Ladysmith Mambazo is a world renowned South African acapella group with dense cultural heritage, evident in their prowess and music genre. The local act supporting this initiative will be singer and song writer Mpho Sebina and enchanting Sereetsi and the Natives, both of which are of international repute.


Pantone Reign’s Client Services Executive Tsholo Kgotlele shared with WeekendLife that the first and the only benefactor for the year 2019 will be Botswana Gender Based Violence Prevention and Support Centre, which is a Kagisano Society Project that was established in 1988. The centre operates in various places across Botswana such as Gaborone, Thamaga, Ghanzi, Kasane, Masunga. “Their purposes to respond as promptly and fittingly as possible to issues of Gender Based violence particularly violence against women,” she said.


Pantone Reign takes this platform as a chance to advance financial aid and to invite the rest of the country to take part in this propitious act of giving where possible. Kgotlele said they chose Ladysmith Mambazo because they have such a huge following and loyal fans of different age groups. “We wanted everyone to hear about this charity event we want to shed light on as well as bringing award winning local artists,” she said. She stated that they chose Botswana Gender Based Violence Prevention and Support Centre as the beneficiary not because they are a favourites.


“Basically this event is going to be annual. Everyone is going to have a chance to also receive proceeds from the annual concerts. Gender based violence has reached heights, as you know all the rape cases and all the passion killings are on sky high. This prompted us to just start with this course,” she said. The organisations is said to be faced with a lot of challenges like taking in women who have been violated, who bring along with them children.


“They need a lot of support and I just urge everyone to buy tickets and have fun while helping someone I need. It might be you tomorrow and it might be your relative tomorrow,” she explained. The funds raised will be used to assist the organisation in sensitising the public about gender based violence. Tickets are available at WebTickets, Spar shops. Tickets are sold at P400 for tier one, P700 tier two and P10 000 for floor table.

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