Marc Lottering has penned an emotional song about South Africans being faced with abject poverty in light of the Covid-19 crisis…

The SA comedian wrote What About The People – which is sung by former The Voice winner Craig Lucas – and highlights how hunger has had a devastating effect on poor communities within the country.

Marc revealed the song was penned out of a need to bring awareness to soup kitchen Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain in the Western Cape and others around the country who are faced with little to no resources.

He hoped the song, and the moving music video about the NGO would spur on government and the public to donate to the dire needs of his community.

“Soup kitchens around the country are running dry. Our people are going to starve. This is our plea to government…. We pray that the right people get to see this,” he said of the hard-hitting visuals.

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Craig also spoke out about his involvement in the song, which he claims is a cry for help to President Cyril Ramaphosa

He wrote in a post; “The families are starving and the “relief” promised by the government has not reached grassroots level.

“The message is clear, people are starving and communities need help. The goodwill of so many who continue to contribute is appreciated but the issue is one for government to step up and lend a helping hand.

“Dear Mr. President… We need your leadership, empathy but most importantly your support.”

 

 

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A couple of weeks ago I got a call from @marc_lottering asking if I wanted to be a part of a project he was working on. I said yes without hesitation and I’m so happy I did because this turned out to be one of the most powerful projects I’ve been a part of. “What About The People” is a song written by Marc and performed by me. It is an appeal to President Cyril Ramaphosa. Marc Lottering in collaboration with activist Joanie Fredericks are urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the ongoing crisis caused by COVID-19. Communities in the Western Cape like Tafelsig have been hit hard – families are starving and the “relief” promised by the government has not reached grassroots level. The message is clear, people are starving and communities need help. The goodwill of so many who continue to contribute is appreciated but the issue is one for government to step up and lend a helping hand. Dear Mr. President… We need your leadership, empathy but most importantly your support. Tafelsig Mitchells Plain CAN Donations Account: FNB Gold Business Account Account Holder: J Frederiks Account Name: Ladies Own Transport Services Account Number: 62830121828 Branch: Promenade, Mitchells Plain Branch Code 250555 Please make this video go viral and reach President Cyril Ramaphosa

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