Zabetha Chavalala hails the Khatisa Chavalala Foundation
“It is like my mother is still alive”
Elizabeth Chavalala, the only child of the late Khatisa Chavalala the legendary iconic Xitsonga musician dubbed the first Xitsonga female artist who died in 2009 is agog after the launch of the Khatisa Chavalala Cultural Heritage Foundation aimed at continuing the legacy of her mother who was a top musician and a philanthropist.
“I am so excited. I also feel like my mother is still alive because with the new foundation what my mother stood for still continues,” she said at the launch of the foundation at PP Hlungwani sports ground at Greenfarm Village on March 2.
She was also echoing the same sentiment that she expressed at the prelaunch event at Siyandhani a day before.
“When we say someone is dead we normally associate it with oblivion but with my mother it is something different and we are continuing what she did when she was on earth,” said Chavalala who is the spokesperson of the foundation.
Born in 1942, Khatisa Chavalala was an entertainer supreme and performed at important venues around the country including the Jabulani Amphitheatre in Soweto.
She was the only female artist in most of the events and also recorded with big companies like Gallo Music and Wea which later became known as Tusk.
She was known as a philanthropist who took many destitute children under her wings and educated them.