Actress and cancer survivor Lillian Dube talks about surviving cancer with Khotso Rammopo at Menlyn Maine. Picture: ANA

Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)
Actress and cancer survivor Lillian Dube talks about surviving cancer with Khotso Rammopo at Menlyn Maine. Picture: ANA Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)

WATCH: Lillian Dube jokes about struggling artists

By Entertainment Writer Time of article published May 6, 2020

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It is safe to say that South Africa is currently breathing through the wound. 

The reality of a month-long lockdown means a string of job losses across many sectors and it's not just regular citizens who are feeling the pinch. 

Some of Mzansi's favourite celebrities are also feeling the effects of the lockdown on their pockets. 

However, veteran actress Lilian Dube has taken a different approach to the situation and has candidly shared her thoughts. 

During an interview with the SABC, Lillian got real about the fact that artists and freelancers need all the help they can get to survive the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

She also thanked those who have directed their donations to the entertainment sector.

“I'm so happy to see that on this earth, there are still people who do the Lord's work,” she said. 

"I had previously heard of Mrs and Mr Ramela, who have been doing amazing charity work, including giving people blankets in winter from as far as Lesotho, as well as locally. I didn't know that one day, he would honour us as well by helping us in my time of need. Because as you know, we artists are part-time tycoons. The one day you have work and the next dololo,” she said.

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Responding to news that the government had no plan or regulations in place to accommodate freelancers, actress Winnie Ntshaba shared information that could help freelancers in need. 

“In light of this announcement made earlier this week, we joined hands and resources with the Ramelas to assist some freelancers at this time. We are pleading with other businesswomen and men to donate to the cause and help freelancers as they navigate this new normal without any assistance from relief funding.”

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