“Justice was not done for Mncedisi Shabangu” – Youth Desk

KANYAMZANE – Mourners gathered at the Alliance Church heard how creatives like the late Mncedisi Shabangu were “failed” by government.

This was during Shabangu’s memorial service this afternoon where Mbombela Youth Desk representative, Sibusiso Sumbane, praised the award-winning actor for his commitment to the arts industry.

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Sumbane said it’s a pity he was one of the people who did not benefit from government while he was still alive.

“I need to be honest to say we never did any justice to Mncedisi. This is despite the proposals he submitted, he was sidelined. I believe we can do justice in his honour to make up for not assisting him,” said Sumbane.

READ MORE | Family confirms passing of Mncedisi Shabangu

He further called on officials present to start prioritizing initiatives that would develop the arts industry in the province. “Art is another form of job creation and if we can support it, even our economy could be boosted.”

Shabangu passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning after he complained of chest pains. He will be laid to rest in KaNyamazane this weekend.

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