DJ, and producer Shimza as. The star flew the South African flag high for his community when he handed over 2000 pairs of school shoes to kids from different orphanages in Tembisa, Ekuruhuleni, in Gauteng.giving heart is a golden heart, and this is what many describe businessman,
Known for his passion for music and business, Shimza, real name Ashley Raphala kept his promise and commitment to helping improve his community through proceeds made from his annual One Man Shows held on Christmas Day in Tembisa.
On Tuesday Shimza was joined by Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Honourable Mzwandile Masina, Gauteng Education Department MEC, Panyaza Lesufi and some of the recipients of the shoes including those who benefitted in the past at Olifantsfontein Hall 10 in Ekurhuleni as he handed them over.
“As you receive these shoes please focus on your school work and always give respect. I was proud that the top ten learners in Gauteng, eight of them are girl children, one of the girls in physical science and maths she got 300 out of 300, she comes from a township school but she has beaten children who come from urban and private schools in Gauteng.
“This is a demonstration that where you are, must not define your destiny, it is not the end. Shimza, thank you for making us proud, the nation proud and this township proud,” said MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
MEC Lesufi also warned school kids against the usage of alcohol and rushing into the party life and relationships but to focus on their education.
Shimza said that every year he brings school shoes just to give pupils hope and to make sure that they feel comfortable.
“Every year I bring school shoes just to give you hope and to make sure that you also feel comfortable and feel like other kids in school with new shoes. I also want you one day to also pick up these shoes and remember this so that you can also do this for the next person when you are able to. Please focus on your schoolwork,” said Shimza.