WATCH: Gospel Legend Lusanda Mcinga Hits Hard Times, Pleads For Donations
In a heartbreaking development, another top South African artist has hit hard times and is now pleading for donations.
Gospel legend Lusanda Mcinga has left South Africa heartbroken after falling on hard times and pleading for financial donations.
The Abanye Bayawela hitmaker who is struggling financially is also facing health issues as she is unwell.
The situation is so bad that Lusanda Mcinga approached Anele Heli, a family friend and pastor, to help raise funds for one last album.
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Anele Heli then shared a live video on Facebook, pleading for donations for Lusanda.
In the live video, Lusanda Mcinga said,
“I have a problem. Ever since we had Covid-19 in 2020, 2021 and 2022, I haven’t been able to record or get any gigs. I’m now struggling to get food, but fortunately, my child, Betusile, is buying food for me. He is the sole breadwinner and gives me money from time to time. But it’s getting too much even for him. I cannot be his burden.”
She revealed that Covid-19 induced lockdowns had been brutal on her.
“All my cars were repossessed during Covid-19. I couldn’t pay the bank, and they were repossessed. From time to time I get money from friends. Even R200 feels like a million to me; that’s how bad things are. My health was also affected and it has never been the same.
“However, I need a lot of money to record and I don’t have it. I wouldn’t want to just disappear without a trace. I am therefore appealing to anyone who can financially assist me. It can be as little as possible but for me, it will make a huge difference. I want to go to Joburg and record.”
According to Lusanda Mcinga, the money she is pleading for will be used to record her last album.
“I am in deep trouble and I have a burning desire to record. I know some of you will think this is a joke, but this is my pain; this is my life. I want to close off my music career on a good note,” she said.
However, some of the Gospel legend’s family were not happy about the fact Lusanda Mcinga was pleading for financial donations.
Family spokesman Siyabonga Ndumbu insisted that the situation is not as bad as Lusanda is painting. The family spokesperson told Daily Sun,
“Lusanda is struggling but the situation is not that bad. We are aware of her trending video on Facebook, and we are disturbed by it. The video is a bad marketing strategy. It puts her and Betusile in bad light. Also, it was not approved by her kids. As a result, we have asked Anele to remove it so we can continue with the original plan.”
However, Anele refuted the family spokesperson’s stance saying,
“I was approached by Lusanda, and she asked me to assist her. I am currently receiving donations on her behalf.”
Watch Lusanda Mcinga’s pleading for financial donations below.