Inside Steve Kekana's Memorial Service: Friends and Family Show Up in Numbers

Inside Steve Kekana's Memorial Service: Friends and Family Show Up in Numbers

  • The late Steve Kekana's memorial service took place on Tuesday and his loved ones were in attendance to pay their last respects
  • The musician was loved by many in Mzansi and his close friends were pained by the loss, speaking highly of him at the service
  • Steve was praised by his friends for being someone who was humble and friendly, they will surely miss him very much

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On Tuesday, loved ones and family members of iconic musician Steve Kekana gathered at the Polokwane Library Gardens Auditorium in Limpopo to commemorate his life with a memorial service.

Steve, who was 63 years old at the time of his death, died last week. Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse, a fellow musician who attended the memorial virtually, joined the rest of Steve's friends in singing his praises and describing him as a visionary.

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He told the story of how the Burn Out collaboration came to be, admitting that no amount of compensation could ever be enough for what Steve did for the song.

Steve Kekana, memorial service, Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse, Sydney Maluleke
For Steve Kekana's memorial service, friends and family showed up and paid their last respects. Image: @Blessingkay18
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Sipho stated that he and Steve became more than friends after Steve married his stepsister and the two became family. They grew closer as they met at family gatherings and continued to share stages as their music shook the world, according to the musician.

Steve's friends and family praised him for having vision despite his inability to see, with many saying he gave them a perspective on life they would not have had otherwise, according to TshisaLIVE.

Steve Kekana's memoir, Steve Kekana: The I In Me, was written by Sydney Maluleke, who became emotional as he remembered the man he spent a lot of time with and who constantly surprised him with his wit, humour, intellect and humility.

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Former Muvhango actor Mutodi Neshehe passes away

In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that actor Mutodi Neshehe has passed on. The former Muvhango star's family confirmed in a statement that he died on Thursday evening, 1 July.

The thespian is known in Mzansi for his role in Muvhango as Ndalamo Mukwevho. He also played the role of Karabo Moroka's second husband in Generations back in the day.

The award-winning actor's brother INPHASeDJ, who is also rapper Gigi Lamayne's DJ, took to Twitter and shared the sad news. According to TimesLIVE, the family said in a statement:

"It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mutodi Neshehe on July 1, 2021. He was our brother, uncle, father, mentor, role model and actor."

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