zakes bantwiniAnyone who was lucky enough to attend the 2014 eThekwini Living Legends awards ceremony last year can attest to the talent of local Durban Kwaito star, Zakes Bantwini, who lit up the stage with his incredible beats (and moves)! Born Zakhele Madida, Zakes is a Living Legend in the making! Sticking close to his roots with his music referencing local life (Ghetto: My Story is a tribute to KwaMashu) and his music label, Mayonie Productions, based in Durban Zakes is someone who’s definitely carving his own path in life!

Watch Zakes Bantwini perform his magic this Saturday at the Durban Botanical Gardens, where he’ll be supported by a 12 piece band. Tickets are available at Webtickets or from the Information Office of the Durban Botanic Gardens, and cost R150 (pre-booked) or R170 on the day.  Children under eight enter free.

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