KZN premier Sihle Zikalala says Joseph Shabalala was a beacon of hope

KZN premier Sihle Zikalala says Joseph Shabalala was a beacon of hope

The late Joseph Shabalala was noted as a beacon of hope by KZN premier Sihle Zikalala.

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The man who brought us Ladysmith Black Mambazo sadly passed away. The group's manager, Xolani Majozi, confirmed that the 78-year-old died on Tuesday morning, 11 February.

Briefly.co.za learnt that a memorial was held in Joseph’s honour on Tuesday in Ladysmith. Many people spoke, paying tribute to his legacy, and proving the undeniable imprint he has left behind.

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KZN premier Sihle Zikalala was one of the many who spoke at the memorial. Zikalala’s speech outlined how Joseph, through Ladysmith Black Mambazo, instilled hope in the people of Mzansi and for this he will never be forgotten.

A true legend has been lost but his legacy lives on!

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral Category 2 to honour the late Joseph Shabalala. In a statement released on the situation, Ramaphosa announced the funeral would take place on Saturday, 22 February.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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