- Tributes have been flooding social media since news broke of SA music legend, Johnny Clegg's death
- Celebrities and politicians shared their memories of the musician and expressed their condolences to his family
- Johnny Clegg was a real legend who united South Africa through his music
Even in his death, SA music legend, Johnny Clegg, is still uniting South Africans, as they flood social media platforms to convey heartfelt condolences to the family of 'the White Zulu’. They also shared wonderful memories of the renowned and accomplished musician.
Clegg’s manager, Roddy Quin, told TshisaLive that the star died of pancreatic cancer on Tuesday afternoon. He was diagnosed in 2015 and had tried to fight the disease since, which he did until the very end.
Politicians and entertainment industry colleagues shared their tributes too and chose to remember him as the unifying voice that brought South Africa together. Quin related how even Clegg was often arrested by apartheid police for his association with black people.
Media personality and TV Host, Pearl Thusi, said ‘Asibonanga’ is her ultimate favourite Clegg song.
Other celebrities and politicians, from Anele Mdoda to DA leader, Musi Maimane, also shared their tributes. Take a look below:
Yesterday, Briefly.co.za reported that this tragedy had struck South Africa’s music industry when news of the death of veteran musician, Johnny Clegg - also referred to as 'the White Zulu', surfaced.
According to TshisaLive, Clegg’s family confirmed that the Impi and Spirit of the Great Heart hitmaker died yesterday afternoon.
Roddy Quin, Clegg’s manager of 30 years, said the veteran musician died “with his family at home” on Tuesday afternoon. He also confirmed that the cause of death was linked to the singer-songwriter’s pancreatic cancer, which first occurred in 2015.
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