Byline: Kelebogile Masemola

23 May 2022

Sam Junior Mbatha Foundation from Madidi, Klipgat will have meaningful impact on different communities.

The Public Relations Manager from Sam Junior Mbatha Foundation who was also Sam’s colleague and friend, Queen Katlego Molebatsi said that the foundation will be perusing the mark which the late Sam Junior Mbatha left behind, which is the passion he had for educational empowerment and being an activist against violence and hate crimes against the LGBTQI+ community.

“We are so excited for what is to come and the impact that this foundation will have on various communities,” said Molebatsi.

The late Sam Junior Mbatha

The late award-winning MC, voice-over artist, writer, presenter and LGBTQI+ community activist was last seen on June 16 last year and the gruesome discovery made the following morning.

Police had been called to a horrific scene at a soccer field in Klipgat, Ikageng Section where they found a sedan burnt to ashes.

Inside the boot was the burnt body of a man which later was identified to be Sam Junior Mbatha.

The foundation which was founded on 3 September 2021 will be offering services including; empowering matriculants with admissions to universities.

“Not only will we be focusing on a higher level of education but will also be running educational and social projects that will empower learners from lower grades to help them make better career choices,” she said.

The organisation will also be running programs that will be focusing on educating the individuals about the LGBTQI+ Community and awareness programs in relation to hate crimes and gender based violence in general

She further said the launch details will be communicated soon and people can visit Sam Junior Mbatha Foundation social media platforms for more information.