Social Media user shared that South African gospel icon Rebecca Malope was gifted with a statue in her image in Mpumalanga recently to honour her for her tribute in the music industry, which had other online users divided in the comment section in regards to what they thought of the statue.
According to Kaya FM, the Queen of Gospel was honoured at the Gospel Music Festival at Bears Palace last weekend.
The award-winning gospel singer was celebrated for her incredible musical influence in the gospel music genre.
She is said to have contributed 35 years of her life to the music industry.
When her life-size statue was unveiled, to her surprise, Malope fell on the floor and had to have been held up by several members of the congregation.
When sharing the good news online, the Twitter user captioned,
“Dr Rebecca Malope was today honoured at Mpumalanga with a Statue; look at her reaction when it was unveiled; it is truly amazing 🎉🤗 35 Years in The Music Industry and still going strong. We love you @DrRebeccaMalope Here’s to many more years!!!!”
Dr Rebecca Malope was today honoured at Mpumalanga with a Statue, look at her reaction when it was unveiled, it truly amazing 🥳🏼🤗
35 Years in The Music Industry and still going strong . we love you @DrRebeccaMalope
Here’s to many more years!!!! pic.twitter.com/oZXj4mGdEC
— Mfundoyakhe Shezi 🇿🇦 (@Mfundoyakhe_S) April 1, 2023
During the event, the Izulu hitmaker also showed off her vocal skills as she sang Happy Birthday to one of the church members.
The Birthday song to Mr Shabangu. pic.twitter.com/AcF5NMa8jw
— Mfundoyakhe Shezi 🇿🇦 (@Mfundoyakhe_S) April 2, 2023
After seeing the statue, several fans shared their views about the figure in the comment section.
Here are some of the reactions:
They did her dirty 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/1lOk7wyfcb
— Andile Gift Bonxe (@AndileBonxe) April 2, 2023
— Cleanse (@Cleanse______) April 2, 2023
Priceless, 🎉🎉” @Mfundoshezi_Shezi reacted.
“This is such a beautiful gesture. A lot of people dream of being this appreciated/celebrated, and they never get it, or it’s only done after they have passed. I’m happy she got to feel the love while still with us,” @Stanely_ai commented.
“It’s the touching and feeling of the hair for me😅😅😍😍,” @maphungubgwe said.
“Yoh, this statue is SENDING her😂🤣,” @ponahellno wrote.
“Lovely statue. I thought it was her literally her,” @CFMusemwa commented.
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