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Good Morning Angels Festive Edition: Supporting a phenomenal 12-year-old musician

Mogale Lebethe is no ordinary 12-year-old. He plays the trumpet, but has never owned a trumpet of his own before. Today, however, everything changes.

Mogale Kagiso Lebethe on Breakfast with Martin Bester
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BACKGROUND: It is not every day that a 12-year-old schoolboy strikes up a friendship with a 51-year old woman. But then again, Mogale Lebethe is no ordinary 12-year-old and Colleen Kriel is a special kind of photo shop manager. Colleen took an interest in the young man’s music when he and his dad came into the shop to copy some sheet music. It was not for piano like she thought - no, Mogale plays the trumpet. He was entering a Unisa competition and needed to practice. After the competition, Mogale came to the shop again, to show Colleen his certificates: first place for classical solo wind instrument and runner-up for jazz/contemporary. With his winnings, of R500, Mogale was not planning on buying games or cell phone accessories. In fact,  he is saving up for his own trumpet. He has never owned an instrument. And that’s why Colleen wrote to Good Morning Angels. 

Mogale and his band members started the festive cheer on Friday morning by playing a Christmas carol.

What happened next, Mohale never expected. We hope this kind gesture from Good Morning Angels and Roman's Pizza will be the start of a promising career in music.

REQUEST FOR: 12-year old Mogale Kagiso Lebethe 

REQUEST FROM: Colleen Kriel 

ANGEL: Bonnie Cooper on behalf of our fabulous festive sponsors, Roman’s Pizza 

SPONSORING: Roman’s Pizza will assist young Mogale to develop his music career, by funding his first very own trumpet and other necessities to the value of R35 000!

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