Following his One Man Show on Robben Island as part of a Mandela Day initiative in July, Shimza has now joined forces with pH and the Robben Island Museum to meet the Lotus Street Foundation in Cape Town and deliver food parcels to those in need.
The team-up started when pH decided to match Shimza’s additional donations, by donating an additional R30,000 for food parcels and became a partner in this initiative.
With R60,000 raised, 120 food parcels will be delivered, which will each feed a family of five for a month. This means that a total of 600 people will have food for the next month.
Three weeks ago, on Mandela Day, Shimza made history as the first-ever artist to perform live on Robben Island, to raise funds for those most affected by Covid-19, during another one of his One Man Shows. For two hours, Shimza performed under the beautiful Cape Town sunshine, in the centre of the lime quarry on Robben Island, right next to the 1983 380 SE Mercedes-Benz that Nelson Mandela used during his 1994 electoral campaign. With picturesque aerial views of the whole island, its heritage and the beautiful view of Cape Town, this monumental event was a sight to behold for all South Africans.