Esther Mahlangu hails from the Ndebele people of South Africa. Her striking, large-scale contemporary paintings that highlight her Ndebele origin are well-known. The University of Johannesburg awarded Esther Mahlangu an honorary doctorate on April 9, 2018.
Dr. Esther Mahlangu, a Ndebele artist, was robbed of her handgun and an undisclosed sum of money.
The event happened on Saturday afternoon at Siyabuswa near KwaMhlanga, according to provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Semakaleng Manamela.
According to the details of the robbery, the elderly woman, who was alone at the time, was preparing to take a nap after reportedly locking all of her doors. Surprisingly, she observed a man she didn’t recognize entering the house. “The man allegedly seized her and punched her in the face before tying both of her hands with a cable and attempting to strangle her until she was knocked out,” Manamela said.
According to Manamela, Dr Mahlangu said that she couldn’t remember what happened after that; nevertheless, when she awoke, she discovered that her home had been looted and that her firearm, as well as money, had been stolen from the safe.
Siyabonga Nene, better known by his stage name Big Zulu, is a rapper, songwriter, and actor from South Africa. After releasing the single “Donsa Nkabi” in 2016, he shot to fame. In 2015, Zulu got a record deal with Universal Music, and his debut album, Ushun Wenkabi & Ungqongqoshe Wongqongqoshe, was released.
After the ordeal, Big Zulu went to see Dr Mahlangu to check on her, but not everyone was impressed, and some accused him of pursuing clout.