When the late veteran musician Robbie Malinga’s custom tombstone was unveiled at his funeral at the end of December, the mannequin-like rendering was heavily criticised by members of the public. So much so that the family decided to commission a new likeness to replace it. The new tombstone is now complete and has been placed on the musician’s grave.
In an interview with Sunday World, CEO of Bataung Memorials, Lebohang Khitsane, said they had to put in extra hours to make a tombstone resemble the late great artist. “It took a week and a half to complete the work with a team of six artists assigned to redo the face. I’m really happy with the outcome. We made a lot of changes so that it represents the life of a singer.”
Check the new tombstone below: