This year marks a decade since the untimely death of gospel legend Vuyo Mokoena who passed away in 2008 after succumbing to a brain tumour.
His widow Tebogo Mokoena, fellow gospel artists and the organisers of the All White Gospel Picnic want to ensure Mokoena’s legacy lives on.
The gospel maestro will be honoured with the Life Time Achievement Award at the second annual All White Gospel Picnic on Saturday, November 24, at Carnival City.
His widow says she is honoured by the gesture and although this is not the first Life Time Achievement Award she will receive as homage to her husband, she deems this one very special and befitting for the late gospel star.
“This is not the first time that he's receiving the Life Time Achievement award. He's been honoured before at the Crown Gospel Awards and the Ingomas as well but this one is befitting and very special to me. It's a kind gesture because it's from home, Vuyo was born in Ekurhuleni. And Erhuruleni is recognising the tremendous work that he has done,” says Mokoena.
Over the years, through the Vuyo Mokoena Foundation, the music icon’s wife has helped make a difference in underprivileged communities by supplying the essentials such as food and clothes, something her late husband was passionate about.