The City of Cape Town has pledged its support for the anti-crime SHOUT campaign, founded in March by singers Danny K and Kabelo Mabelane of TKZee to unite South African artists in the fight against crime.Executive Mayor Dan Plato appeared on stage with Danny K, a Mandela 46664 ambassador, who performed at Cape Town’s Fifa Fan Fest on the Grand Parade on Sunday night.
After his Fan Fest performance, Danny K joined two members of the internationally acclaimed South African choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the City of Cape Town’s Media Centre at the City Hall to add their handprints on the Mandela Legacy Canvas.
The City of Cape Town launched the canvas on June 10 at the ‘Cape Town Welcomes the World’ party on the eve of the Fifa 2010 World Cup kick-off at the Grand Parade.
Mayor Plato, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and American R & B singer and songwriter, R Kelly, made the first hand imprints on the canvas. This was followed by Prince Albert of Monaco, London Mayor Boris Johnson, American football star, Reggie Bush, and US celebrities Djimon Hounsou and his wife Kimora Lee Simmons.
The canvas with 67 palm imprints is to be auctioned later to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.
The Fifa Fan Fest and fan jols across the city will be open from 13:00 until 23:00 for all knock-out matches for the rest of the Fifa 2010 World Cup tournament.