Mandoza's memorial service reunites Kwaito artists

Mandoza's memorial service reunites Kwaito artists

Sep 21, 2016, 12:21 AM

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Kwaito artists and Kwaito lovers in attendance of Mandoza's memorial service celebrate the life of the Kwaito legend, Mandoza.

The service with the likes of Minister Nathi Mthethwa, Mahoota, Mapaputsi, Mshoza, Mdu, Bricks and more in attendance was kicked off with fans dancing to the sounds of Mandoza's hit single Nkalakatha.

Kabelo Mabalane, Programme Director of the service spoke of the role Mandoza played in his life, Kabelo said 

"Mandoza strived to be a better man and a better husband. We rolled with the punches, that's why he used to call himself "Phunyuka bam'phethe." Kabelo ended his welcome speech with the National Anthem.

 TKZee group member, Tokollo said "I think right now wherever he is, he is resting, he is at peace. I saw his performance at the Thank You SABC concert...maybe he was saying goodbye to us, and I will always love him".  

READ: Mandoza's son: I'm just happy my dad died a proud man

Kwaito musician, Bricks called other Kwaito musicians on stage to pay their last respects to Mandoza with a song.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa urged media houses to go back to being Africans and deal with issues such as death delicately and go back to having ubuntu. "Mandoza, Nkalakatha, Tornado, Sgelekeqe, Godoba the nation salutes you". Said Minister Mthethwa

READ: When Mandoza's Nkalakatha brought the nation together

Arthur Mafokate was joined by Mdu Masilela, Doc Shebeleza and Sbu from TKZee on stage for a performance of top Kwaito hits.

Mandoza's funeral will be held on Friday (23 September 2016) at Grace Bible Church at Pimville, Soweto at 8:00am and the departure to the West Park Cemetery is at 11:00am.

#RIPMandoza

Image Credit: Instagram

Written by

Thokozile Mahlangu

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