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Former cop living his music dream at age 64

The 64-year-old started playing music at the tender age of 10 and has since never looked back.

Mohlakeng resident and passionate musician Bongani Mazibuko is proof that one is never too old to chase your dreams.

“It’s important to never give up on your goals and always keep your eye on the ball,” the 64-year-old told the Randfontein Herald.

He said he fell in love with music at the tender age of 10 and has since never looked back. It was during his very younger days that he first laid his hands on a penny whistle but he learned to play various other musical instruments over the years.

The golden oldie said he was fortunate to have been able to incorporate his love for music and instruments in his career after joining the police force. This saw him grow his love for music and it also afforded him opportunities to perform at various police events and dignitaries.

“I joined the police force in 1982 and I then moved on to join the South African Police Band in 1995. It was during this time that I got the opportunity to perform at parliament, provincial duties, school performances, church projects and Christmas carols. This allowed me to showcase my talent and this immensely grew the love I had for music,” Bongani said.

He added that he ended up resigning from the police in 2008 to pursue his dreams in music. On a broader scale, he then joined the Amakhola gospel group.

This is where he and his mates recorded their first album in 2016. He moved on to form a band called The Voice Masters in 2017, which has been doing various performances.

“I recently recorded my gospel single titled Anginakho, which is available on digital music platforms such as Amazon Music. The single was recorded by the immortal music band and I’m busy recording my second one as well,” said Bongani, who added the sky is the limit when it comes to his talent.

Meanwhile, Bongani is also teaching people how to play various instruments including the keyboard and saxophone among others.

He is also planning to start an NGO that is going to be inclined toward community services and will be helping people in need to achieve their dreams.

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