My background moulded me - Solly Mahlangu

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SELEBI-PHIKWE: South African Gospel musician Solly Mahlangu who recently took the mining town by storm during Bible Life Ministry's Word of Destiny Conference has said that his background has moulded him into the public figure he is today.

Having been born out of a rape incident that his mother went through at the age of 14, Mahlangu says he never saw his biological father and at the age of 20 he had the desire to see his father. "I made efforts to locate him but it was all futile. I consoled myself with the fact that God is a father to the fatherless," he says. However he says this does not empower men to run away from their responsibilities. He was raised by his grandmother in a dysfunctional family setup that was characterised by a group of children who had no fathers.He had a belief that he has a call to change that, hence he made a decision to look after his close-knit family actively by playing the role of a father.

"My background baked me and motivated me to become a responsible father. I love God, my wife and my children and I have created a safe haven for them at home," he adds.Mahlangu has been married to Nomkosi for 20 years ago and has three children Thando, Amani and Asante. In light of the high divorce rate that is also common among the Christian community, Mahlangu elaborates that 'divorce' simply translates to a dying vision where the couple no longer have the same vision. "What breaks up couples is that they do not discuss their visions before marriage. "Before we got married, we discussed our vision and what we wanted to achieve and we supported each other towards that. Having a common vision is a principle in all operations," he added.Mahlangu has been singing gospel for 30 years now but had his break some five years ago after the fall of a legendary voice Vuyo Mokwena.

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