Good Morning Angels: Ndlovu Youth Choir founding member blessed with eye operation

Good Morning Angels: Ndlovu Youth Choir founding member blessed with eye operation

Ndlovu Youth Choir founding member, Sipho Hlaze blessed by Good Morning Angels and Operation Healing Hands.

Ndlovu Youth Choir

BACKGROUND:  28-year old Sipho Hlaze has lived a lifetime of hardship and poverty. He has also known a lifetime of love, support and music. Sipho grew up with his grandmother and describes her as his biggest inspiration. His life took a positive turn 10 years ago when he auditioned for the Ndlovu Youth Choir and was selected as one of its founding members. Sipho still feels the loss of his gran, who sadly passed away two years ago, before she could see him on the international stage of America’s Got Talent.  

Ndlovu Youth Choir musical director, Ralf Schmitt is one of his biggest fans, describing Sipho as a magnificent musician both on and off the stage. "Sipho’s contribution to the success of the choir is immense. He has progressed from a singer in the choir to being the assistant musical director. He is responsible for taking some of the rehearsals, managing the studio, engineering recordings, sings and plays the bass guitar in performances ... and makes an invaluable contribution to the choir.”  

However, Sipho needs help with an affliction that has been with him since birth … he has a lazy eye, which he says he was teased over for all of his childhood. After an unsuccessful attempt to straighten his eyes 13 years ago, Sipho decided to rise above his self-consciousness and like with so many other struggles in his life, but mind over matter to beat it. The doctors at Operation Healing Hands heard of Sipho’s disability and offered to fix it, once and for all. 

REQUEST FOR: 28-year old Sipho from Ndlovu Youth Choir 

ANGEL: Dr Helene Basson, Operation Healing Hands  

SPONSORING: Operation Healing Hands operated on Sipho’s eye at the Silverton Medicross yesterday and he is doing very well. He should have a perfect vision within the next two weeks!


Operation Healing Hands is a non-profit organization registered by doctors in the South African private sector. It was launched as a Mandela Day initiative in 2016. Since its launch two years ago, OHH has treated over 280 underprivileged patients in various surgical disciplines. Another 20 people will receive life-changing operations this Mandela week.

All the Operation Healing Hands private doctors, medical staff, practitioners and hospitals give their time and services for free, but consumables used during operations need to be paid for. You can make a donation to make more operations possible. For info and to donate visit 


The Ndlovu Youth Choir will perform at the Atterbury Theatre on 23 July 2019 to raise funds for Operation Healing Hands

On Tuesday, the Ndlovu Youth Choir performed live on America's Got Talent.


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