January 19, 2012

5 Roses



The 5 roses bowl in Mofolo Soweto. One of biggest landmarks of Soweto. From the longest time: it has been the stage of many acclaimed brands & artists in SA. From our parents seeing the old jazz clubs, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Ray Phiri to us seeing Femi Kuti, Simphiwe Dana, Thandiswa Mazwai, Black Jacks & the list goes on! It was burned down last night & nobody is clueless why & who did such a thing. Many claim a score was settled or somebody was in trouble. Whatever the case was: It was a really cool spot & an injustice was thrown upon the citizens of Soweto. Young & old: it was part of our heritage in the hood! Hopefully, whoever will be given the project to rebuild it must make it as iconic to our kids as it was to our parents & us!!!!

Love & respect!


Khumza said...

What a calamity!

Hoping the replacement will still have the same aura.

Ntsako said...

That is just retarded. Who would do such a thing. Hibo lobu ke ubuthakathi. Uku mosha izinto ezintle emphakathini. I could puke. Lets hope it gets rebuilt beautifully and reopens with a bang, not to forget that it must be burn or fire proof.