News of Zahara’s untimely demise has left a void in the local music scene that cannot be filled. As mourners gathered around her coffin to bid their final farewells, the impact of her talent and presence was palpable.
The singer, known by her real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, will be laid to rest in her hometown of East London, while her industry peers paid tribute to her remarkable legacy at a memorial in Johannesburg.
But Zahara’s story isn’t just about her music; it’s also about the struggles she faced in her personal life. In May last year, she found herself in a desperate situation, pleading with Kaizer Motaung, owner of Kaizer Chiefs football club, to sponsor her concert.
The goal was to raise funds and save her Roodepoort mansion from being auctioned off due to missed bond payments.
Fortunately, a mystery donor stepped in with a massive cash injection of R100,000, allowing Zahara to keep her home.
And now, the identity of that generous benefactor has been revealed. In an exclusive interview with Sunday World, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) confirmed that they were the ones who quietly paid off Zahara’s arrears.
EFF spokesperson Sinawo Thambo stated, “We are not in the business of boasting about the assistance we have given to our people, but we can confirm that we have helped Zahara because she was very close to our hearts.”
Zahara’s journey is a testament to the power of community and support. Even in her darkest moments, she found solace in the kindness of others.
As we bid farewell to this extraordinary talent, let us remember her not only for her music but also for the way she touched lives and brought people together.