Legendary Jazz Guru Jonas Gwangwa passes away

Legendary Jazz Guru Jonas Gwangwa passes away

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Another sad day for Mzansi as legendary jazz guru Jonas Gwangwa Dies Johannesburg, South Africa It’s yet one more sad day for South Africa following the death of veteran jazz artist Jonas Gwangwa. The veteran jazzman was born in 1937 in Orlando East, Soweto, and is most well-known for songs like Morwa and Kgomo. President Cyril Ramaphosa, took to Twitter to precise his condolences, “a giant of our revolutionary movement and our democratic creative industries has been called to rest, the trombone that boomed boldly and bravado, and equally warmed our hearts with mellow melody has lost its vital force Jonas Gwanga ascends to our great orchestra of musical ancestors whose creative genius and dedication to the liberty of all South Africans inspired millions in our country and mobilised the international community against the Apartheid system. In our hour of mourning the loss of the many precious lives around us, we pray also that the soul of Jonas Gwangwa will rest in peace.” On Thursday, the country lost another veteran, Jackson Mthembu, Minister within the Presidency who succumbed to COVID-19. he’s set to be honoured with a politician category 1 state funeral at his home of Emalahleni in Mpumalanga tomorrow and President Cyril Ramaphosa is predicted to deliver the eulogy. Deputy President David Mabuza can pay tribute to him at his memorial service at the govt Communication and knowledge System Auditorium in Hatfield, Pretoria on Monday. The memorial was originally scheduled to require place today but has since been postponed to Monday following consultations between the Presidency and therefore the late Minister’s family, “the memorial service for the late Minister within the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu will now happen on Monday the 25th of January, with the Deputy President David Mabuza delivering the keynote tribute. The Official Funeral Category 1 will proceed as previously announced, on Sunday, 24 January at the Minister’s home town of Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the eulogy at the funeral which can happen with strict adherence to COVID-19 regulations concerning funerals and therefore the prohibition on public gatherings, ” the Presidency said during a statement.