MaMkhize shows Zola 7 some love. Image via Instagram @kwa_mamkhize.

Zola 7: Confusion over musician’s health – and banking details

Shauwn ‘MaMkhize’ Mkhize has reached out to legendary SA musician Bonginkosi ‘Zola 7’ Dlamini and made one of his dreams come true.


MaMkhize shows Zola 7 some love. Image via Instagram @kwa_mamkhize.

Zola 7’s personal assistant has attempted to clarify the current confusion surrounding the legendary South African musician’s health.


There was mass confusion in recent weeks after conflicting reports emerged on social media, some claiming Zola 7 was in desperate need of financial assistance, while others said he was perfectly fine.

The former TV presenter and kwaito star was pictured looking frail having lost considerable weight due to his struggles with epilepsy.

In mid-week he posted from his social media accounts saying he was accepting donations and shared his banking details.


However, a video surfaced suggesting he didn’t request money which naturally left people confused.

Zola 7’s assistant Siki Kunene has attempted to clarify the situation.

Kunene said Zola 7 is indeed accepting donations and that the post with his banking details in legitimate.

“Everything people need to know is on his Facebook page. If people follow Zola they’ll know he’s not much of a social media person. He just comes on to say what he needs to say and disappears. He’s the one who posted that and those are the right banking details,” she said.

Meanwhile, as reported by The South African website, Royal AM owner, socialite and businesswoman, Shauwn ‘MaMkhize’ Mkhize reached out to Zola 7 and made one of his dreams come true.

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Mkhize urged South Africans not to turn a blind eye the veteran musician via an Instagram post after a recent viral video sparked health concerns.

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MaMkhize shared a picture of herself along with Zola 7 and her son Andile Mpisane.

“Spending some much needed time with my brother @jamazola7. Guys, I just want to encourage all of us to do the right thing especially when it comes to one of our own. Zola is an unsung hero who has been a catalyst for change in our society for many years,” she wrote.

“Let’s not turn a blind eye. #ShowZolaLove ????????????. Thank you to my sis @nozipho_ngubo for reminding me of our mothers lessons of ubuntu…ngiyabonga,” she continued. 

MaMkhize shared a video of herself and Zola 7 in one her Bentleys as she thanked him for visiting her.

Zola 7 hit the accelerator – and thankfully the brakes as well – as he sped off down the driveway.

“@jamazola7 thank you for visiting us today and we’ll be seeing you soon. ❤️❤️❤️ All those that can lend a helping hand let’s come together and show up for one of our own. @business_malcolm_x @kenny_kunene @realpatricemotsepe @nathimthethwa_sa,” she wrote. 

MaMkhize also revealed that she will be in Durban this Sunday and urged her 2.2 million – and growing – followers to join her show Zola 7 some love.

“Thank you to those in KZN for raising your hands and contributing to assist our beloved Zola 7. I pray that God blesses your generous hearts and that it doesn’t just stop here. More can be done if we come together because izandla ziyagezana!!????????❤️❤️????????????????,” she wrote. 

“@jamazola7 we’ll all be in Durban this Sunday Akere?? Join us if you also want to #ShowZolaLove ❤️❤️,” she added.

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Another frail-looking video of Zola 7 has encouraged his fans to donate money for his health. The video has since gone viral and fans were asking for the veteran musician’s banking details so they could donate money.

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