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Artistes unite for Cura

by Lesotho Times
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Nthatuoa Koeshe

COMEDIANS and other local artistes will on 5th April 2019 come together to host a comedy show at Victory Hall to raise funds for radio personality Cura who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Cura was diagnosed with leukemia late last year and he is currently undergoing his chemotherapy in a Bloemfontein.

The organisers told the Weekender this week that Cura needs seven chemotherapy sessions with each costing M20 000.

Speaking of the show, the organiser said so far 15 comedians both local and foreign have confirmed their participation while musicians like Selimo Thabane and Juvenile have also confirmed.

Born Makara Mapuru in 1974, Cura grew up in Mohalalitoe in Maseru and ventured into comedy in 1998 and since then he has been one of the most popular local radio presenters.

Comedian Lilaphalapha (born Bofihla ‘Neko) said he came up with the idea but decided to sell it to other local artistes who were thrilled by the plan.

He said the show was to give support to one of Lesotho’s best artistes who for the longest time has been entertaining Basotho through comedy on his radio programmes during his battle with cancer.

Lilaphalapha said in some cases people only come up with support too late and he thought it was vital to change the trend.

“We have known Cura for long and no one deserves to be alone during their difficult times hence we decided to walk with him during this tough time,” Lilaphalapha said.

He urged Basotho to come in numbers and support the initiative as it was for a good cause.

Lilaphalapha said if they raise more than what Cura needs, the remaining funds will be donated to other cancer patients.

“I think it’s only human to help people battling with cancer and it is with initiatives like this one that we can able to offer a helping hand,” Lilaphalapha said.

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