Music veterans abound at Busi Mhlongo’s memorial service

2010-06-23 14:49

A memorial service would normally be a sombre affair where people

speak in hushed tones to the bereaved. Not so for the memorial service of the

late Busi Mhlongo at Newtown in Johannesburg today, where the mood was jovial

and celebratory.

Veterans of the South African music industry came out to support

the woman who brought South Africa hits such as Tingi Tingi and Ntandane.

Both these legendary songs and others from the late maskandi queen

were rendered by some members of her band as well as others such as Ringo

Madlingosi and Thandiswa Mazwai.

Due to the loss of the woman she called her mother, Mazwai said she

was too weak to perform, but inevitably took to the stage for a song after

Madlingosi’s coaxing.

Among those present were Caiphus Semenya and his wife Letta Mbuli,

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Abigail Kubeka and Mbongeni Ngema.

The person everyone was waiting to hear speak was Nompumelelo

Black, Mhlongo’s only daughter with the late drummer Early Mabuza.

She kept her speech short and concise, saying: “It’s a big

consolation to know that she’s at peace now with God.”



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