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DON'T MISS THIS: Fundraiser for Prince Mofokeng's cancer treatment

Staff Reporter

Fly On The Wall is hosting a fundraiser for street dance legend Prince Mofokeng, who has been diagnosed with blood cancer.

Prince Mofokeng (centre). (Supplied)

This Saturday Fly On The Wall is hosting a fundraiser for South African street dance legend Prince Mofokeng, who was diagnosed with blood cancer earlier this year.

Prince Mofokeng was the star of Bryan Little’s multi-award-winning documentary The African Cypher, as well as his new short film This is Prince Mofokeng.

The African Cypher will be screened at The Bioscope in Maboneng Precinct, Jo'burg, on Friday, with an art auction and after-party at Curiocity Backpackers. The art auction includes work from local creatives like Alexia Webster, Chris Saunders, Frederick Clarke, Jason Bronkhorst, Liam Lynch, MJ Turpin and Pezul.

The screening starts at 6pm and costs R50, with all funds going to Prince’s cancer treatment.

A Cape Town fundraiser held in February raised over R40 000 for Prince, while Fly On The Wall is also running a crowdsourcing campaign so those unable to attend can still contribute.

'Time has stopped'
“It feels like time has stopped,” says Fly On The Wall’s Filipa Domingues. “Prince Mofokeng, the beautiful pantsula/poet and hero of our street dance film, The African Cypher, is battling cancer. His skills, attitude and life-story have inspired many people around the world, so we are trying to help raise funds for him to help him through this very difficult time.”

“We’re calling upon anyone who has seen the film or been influenced by this beautiful human being to simply post a comment or a video of yourself dancing for Prince,” says Bryan. “Put your favourite song on and dance your heart out. Whether its weird white man wiggling, b-boying, pantsula, Sbhujwa or the lawnmower, Prince will love it.”

To submit a video, upload to wetransfer.com and email to [email protected]

Fly On The Wall has already received dance videos from Germany, Norway and Switzerland, while you can also see a number of familiar South African faces dancing for Prince.

WHERE The Bioscope, Johannesburg

WHEN Saturday March 22 2014 at 6pm

INFO RSVP and invite your friends to the fundraiser

To donate click here

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