Lasizwe's Getting Closer To His Goal

He aims to raise R1 million today to assist students who have unpaid fees

By  | Mar 17, 2021, 03:01 PM 

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Youtube sensation and TV star Lasizwe Dambuza, event's guru Sibu Mabena, King Aya, and Takkies, recently started a crowdfunding campaign called #R10GoesALongWay for Wits University students, who have been protesting against funding and unpaid fees.

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This follows a silent protest against financial exclusion which turned deadly after one bystander was shot and died. The ongoing protest saw celebrities venting out their frustrations and condemning the violence.

Lasizwe who is spearheading the campaign started it on Twitter and then went live on Instagram with his team to help crowdfund the students. What started as a small initiative has the team raising over 600k with numerous companies including KFC and African Bank, celebs, and ordinary people coming on board to showcase their hearts of gold by donating money to assist students to pay their fees. The media personality's goal is to raise R1 million by today and he is getting closer to his dream.

In an interview on Power FM, Lasizwe said the campaign was random he started in on Twitter and it has since become huge. “This whole campaign is South Africa coming together and just donating R10 towards helping with what has been currently going on for years. #FeesMustFall has been happening for years and still, there’s no solution," he said.

“It was just random. Super, super random. It initially started with me just giving away R10 000 to a student. I did it on Twitter,” Mamkhize's son Andile Mpisane also pledged to donate R200,000 to help 20 university students pay for their previous debts.

"Today marks my 20th birthday and reaching this milestone has me reflecting on my life and how blessed I have been. Growing up requires one to look at things differently. As a young chairman, my focus has been on seeing team @royalam_fc grow but we cannot neglect the difficult year we’ve had because of COVID as it has resulted in many people being left unemployed and in unfavorable financial situations. In light of the current #FeesMustFall situation and in celebration of my 20th birthday this year I would like to give back by gifting 20 university students that have recurring debt from 2020 with R10 000 towards their fees. You can also nominate someone in need of this financial aid," he shared on social media yesterday.

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