Index Cacadu's star Gymnast
Date Added: 24 October 2013

The Cacadu District Municipality has come to the aid of a talented gymnast, dreaming of participating in the Junior World Championships in Europe later this year. During a recent ceremony, Siphamandla Baku (15) received a donation of R20 000 from the Executive Mayor of the Cacadu District Municipality, Khunjuzwa Eunice Kekana. Baku will be representing the Cacadu District, as well as South Africa, in the Championships, taking place in Bulgaria in November. Baku’s talent was spotted by Jan Blom, who resides in Port Alfred and mentors young children in the area. Blom and Baku started training when he was still a very young boy. Blom believes that Baku is truly blessed with a remarkable talent and that it needs to be seen by the world. Executive Mayor Kekana praised Baku for his dedication during the ceremony and emphasised how proud the District is of his achievement. She wished him well in the competition and encouraged him to keep setting such a good example for his peers.