Plans to integrate Zola 7 into the Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation’s programmes are underway.
This after Gauteng MEC Mbali Hlophe paid the ailing SA kwaito star a visit at his home on Friday.
The artist made headlines last week after a video and images of him looking frail circulated on social media, creating public concern about his health.
The musician was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2018 and since then has been in desperate need of financial assistance to cover his mounting medical bills. Determined not to let his condition affect his career, Zola 7 still wants to work and does not want to rely on the goodwill of the South African people.
Zola 7 relayed some of the financial burdens he is faced with to the Gauteng MEC. The department vows to integrate Zola into its programmes.
One of the ways is for Zola to use his voice to highlight issues such as depression, substance abuse, and financial management.
The department plans to make use of him at schools to address the youth, something the star is passionately about.
Since news of his financial despair was brought to light, many South African celebrities to reach out to him and offer a helping hand.