Hamba Kahle: Veteran musician, Johnny Clegg, has been laid to rest

Hamba Kahle: Veteran musician, Johnny Clegg, has been laid to rest

- Johnny Clegg was laid to rest on Wednesday, 17 July

- His manager, Roddy Quin, said the funeral was held in Johannesburg and attended by a small gathering of people

- A memorial service which will be open to the public will be announced at the end of the week

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Veteran musician, Johnny Clegg, was laid to rest in a private ceremony attended by family and friends in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 17 July.

His manager, Roddy Quin, said it was “what Johnny wanted”.

According to TshisaLive, Quin also added that the memorial services were being planned and details would be revealed once discussions with the Clegg family were concluded.

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“I can confirm that Johnny Clegg was buried by his family at a small gathering of people, which was his family’s request and his request. We will be making an announcement, perhaps at the end of the week, about a memorial service, which everybody, the public will be invited to,” Quin told the SABC.

The legendary SA musician died on Tuesday afternoon after a five-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Tributes have been pouring in for the musician on social media platforms. Even politicians and celebrities paid their respects to the "White Zulu".

Clegg was hailed for his contribution to music and uniting South Africans across colour and race lines.

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Yesterday, Briefly.co.za reported that Johnny Clegg was a multi-talented renaissance man who boasted many hits from throughout his extensive 40-year music career.

Briefly.co.za posed a question on social media asking our followers to list their favourite Johnny Clegg song and why. It was a tight squeeze between Johnny Clegg's popular song between Impi, Asimbonanga, Scatterlings of Africa, The Crossing, Great Heart and Cruel Crazy Beautiful World.

Mzansi was divided as there were just too many good songs to choose from.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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