PIC: Neliswa and Anele Mxhakaza Facebook Page
When Durban-born identical twins Neliswa and Anele Mxhakaza
were eliminated from Idols SA’s ninth season, viewers shared in their agony.
The show’s avid followers believed so much in the pair that an online petition
was lodged to bring back the then matriculants to the show immediately. Even
though the campaign failed to get them back on the show, it got the twins a fair
amount of publicity – their social media following grew substantially and they featured
on Zahara’s 2013 album Phendula.
More recently though, on their Facebook group page, the
twins made an emotionally charged mash-up of late gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane’s
hits. The moving tribute reminds one of their raw talent, so much so it’s hard
not to think that these two are on the brink of taking over the music industry.