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Tshepiso Makhele
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26 May 2016
12:08 pm

Zakes Bantwini turns 35 years young!

Tshepiso Makhele

Celebrations abound for the 'Clap your hands' hit-maker.

Zakes Bantwini performs at the SA Film and Television Awards in Johannesburg in 2013. Photo: Gallo Images / City Press / Lucky Nxumalo

While The Citizen thought it would be the first of many publications to get to wish popular musician Zakes Bantwini a happy birthday today, it was left sadly disappointed to find his phone on voicemail.

Hopefully this might mean that the Clap your hands hit-maker is having the time of his life and enjoying his 35th birthday in style.

Zakes Bantwini was born Zakhele Madida in the F-Section of KwaMashu township in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.  “Zakes” is a nickname derived from his first name, “Zakhele”; while “Bantwini” was given to him by a friend because he is said to be a people’s person.

Happy 35th birthday Zakes!