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Cabinet sends condolences to kin of Joseph Shabalala

Shabalala passed away on 11 February 2020, following an extended illness at the age of 78 years.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Cape Town | Updated: 18-02-2020 14:10 IST | Created: 18-02-2020 14:10 IST
Cabinet sends condolences to kin of Joseph Shabalala
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral Category 2 to honor Shabalala. Image Credit: Twitter(@therealmambazo)

Cabinet has sent condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Shabalala, the legendary musician and founder of the Grammy Award-winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Shabalala passed away on 11 February 2020, following an extended illness at the age of 78 years.

His music inspired countless people around the world and united South Africans.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral Category 2 to honor Shabalala.

The Special Official Funeral Category 2 entails ceremonial elements provided by the South African Police Service (SAPS).

In 2008, this world-renowned and widely acclaimed choral group received the National Order of Ikhamanga for putting South African cultural life on the world map through his contribution to the field of South African indigenous music.

The funeral will take place on Saturday, 22 February 2020.

(With Inputs from South African Government Press Release)

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