Congratulations go out to Tbo Touch, also known as Thabo Molefe, whose new line of gin is now available in some of the biggest retailers in the country.
Following his departure from Metro FM, Molefe launched his now online radio station called TouchHD and looked to further his entrepreneurial reach.
He also has a line of wines – Touch Reserves – on which he collaborated with Wilderkrans Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.
Molefe took to his social media platforms to announce 48gin was now available at Pick ‘n Pay, Ultra Liquors, Tops at Spar and Norman Goodfellows stores nationwide.
During an interview with Radio 702 earlier in the month, Molefe spoke of “the first black-owned pure gin” that he launched recently.
“I don’t think you understand how emotional I am right now! Damn, after a year of back and forth, trying to get the recipe right! Sleepless nights on the farm. That young black boy from Sharpeville made it happen, yes,” he wrote.
The gin was dedicated to everyone who had been “marginalised, criticised before, put to (the) test, declined by investors and banks (because )of your historical economic circumstances! Guess what, the boy from Sharpeville made it happen against all odds!”
I’m so emotional right now after a year of back and forth flying to the farm, we can finally walk into @PicknPay @ultraliquors @TOPSatSPAR @normangoodfello everywhere! That Black Boy from Sharpeville made it happen! pic.twitter.com/ZevFM4wel0
— Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch) October 26, 2018
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Somebody captured this moment and I will never have the right words to articulate the depth of gratitude and joy in making this #48gin . This goes out to everyone who’s been marginalized, criticized before, put to test, declined by investors and banks cause of your historical economic circumstances! Guess what the Boy from Sharpeville made it happen against all odds! We didn’t do it! We dit the BEST. #whatatimetobealive