Rest in Peace: Steve Kekana Memorial Service Remembers an Icon

Rest in Peace: Steve Kekana Memorial Service Remembers an Icon

  • The memorial service of the late and great Steve Kekana was held on Tuesday morning in Polokwane
  • The event was restricted to only family and close friends due to Covid-19 regulations, however a virtual livestream was available
  • Steve Kekana sadly passed away last week on the morning of Thursday, 1 July at the age of 63 years

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Steve Kekana passed away on Thursday, 1 July 2021. The legendary musician’s memorial service took place on Tuesday, 6 July at the Polokwane Library Gardens Auditorium.

Steve Kekana, memorial service
The memorial service of Steve Kekana was held on Tuesday, 6 July. Image: @drstevekekanafoundation
Source: Instagram

The service, which started at 10am, had limited attendance due to the current Level 4 lockdown regulations however there was a livestream available for fans to witness the proceedings.

Mourners flocked the virtual ceremony to bid farewell to the late 63-year-old.

Steve Kekana passes away, Mzansi left in shock

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Briefly News reported that Mzansi musician Steve Kekana passed away at the age of 63. The hashtag #RIPSteveKekana trended at Number 1 on Twitter when the news broke.

Newzroom Afrika took to Twitter and broke the news of the singer's passing. the news channel shared a snap of the icon and captioned it:

"[BREAKING NEWS] Legendary South African musician Steve Kekana has passed away."

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela also took to the micro-blogging platform to share the sad news of the artist's passing. Phil wrote:

"RIP: Singer Steve Kekana. Legendary singer and songwriter Steve Kekana passed away today. He was 63 years old."

Politician Herman Mashaba also took to social media and penned a heartfelt tribute following Kekana's death. Mashaba said:

"We have lost a legend. I can clearly remember how he took South Africa by storm in 1985. Steve Kekana entertained us, and got us through some of the worst times."

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Mzansi music lovers also flooded Twitter with touching tributes and condolences when the news of the legend's death broke.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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