South African musician, Thandiswa Mazwai, has taken to her social media account to share posts dedicated to her late mother, Belede Vabaza (Mazwai), who was a fiery journalist. Thandiswa misses her mother, but says she's a 'beautiful ancestor'.
Local singer, lead vocalist and songwriter of Bongo Maffin, Thandiswa Mazwai, decided to share the shout-outs that her late mother, Belede Vabaza (Mazwai), was getting on social media.
Belede is still looked up to for the work she did as a journalist. Briefly.co.za gathered from an article by mayihlomenews that Belede and her companions brought huge change to the newsroom with their challenging writing.
She worked with 'militant journalists' such as Zodwa Mshibe, Thembeka Mbobo, Ruth Bengu, and Castalia Moleke.
Thandiswa admitted that she misses her mom, whom she calls a rebel and radical queen, but also added that she is a beautiful ancestor.
The singer also sees herself as a rebel as she was born the same year as the Soweto Uprising (1976), and is clearly inspired by the legacy that her mother left behind.
Much like her very outspoken sister, Ntsiki Mazwai, Thandiswa uses her chosen career to speak out about the things that lie close to her heart.
Check out these tributes to Belede that Thandiswa shared - it's obvious that she inspired not only Thandiswa, but many South Africans.
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