Fassie falls flat

2014-05-11 11:41

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It was too late for Bongani Fassie on Friday night as he mangled a live performance of his mother Brenda’s iconic hit, Too Late For Mama.

The troubled 30-year-old singer was kicking off the Brenda Fassie Legacy Tour 10 years to the day after his mother’s death rocked South Africa.

Fassie performed the emotional 1991 classic on SABC1’s Live Amp – and the studio audience cringed as he struggled to hit the high notes and sang off key.

Luckily, the younger Fassie – who, like his late mother has allegedly struggled with drug addiction and in 2010 revealed in court papers he had tried to kill himself – redeemed himself later with a stirring rendition of Memeza alongside Vusi Nova.

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