Double honour for the late, great Busi Mhlongo

2011-04-27 00:00

THE late Durban maskandi singer, Busi Mhlongo, has been doubly honoured.

She will be awarded the Order of Ikhamanga (Silver) posthumously this afternoon and on April 11 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The award will be made by President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria.

Mhlongo died at the age of 64 last year after releasing seven albums, including the popular Yeshisan’umoya Azania, Indiza (Voyage) and We Baba Omncane.

Also to be honoured posthumously, with the Order of Ikhamanga (Bronze), is the late Thokozani Mandlenkosi Ernest Nene, the popular Ukhozi FM presenter.

This is to respect him for his contribution in development of isiZulu language and culture.

Stimela co-founder Ray Chikapa Phiri will be awarded the Order of Ikhamanga (Silver) for his contribution to the struggle against apartheid.

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