The Editor of YOU has published an official apology after the magazine’s latest cover story caused a stir online

Renée Zellweger reacts to social media storm over her face and says she's glad people think she looks different

Busi Mhlongo death lamented

2010-06-17 19:19
 

Johannesburg - Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana lamented the death of singer Busi Mhlongo on Thursday, saying she gave a new voice to South African music.

"In this way she helped extend possibilities within the national cultural landscape and contributed to the development of world music," Xingwana said in a statement issued by her office.

"At a time when women musicians were not accorded the recognition that they ought to have received, Busi Mhlongo was truly a trailblazer who defied a male-dominated society and asserted a woman's voice with great power," she said of Mhlongo, who was the first woman to record Maskanda.

Mhlongo died on Tuesday as a result of breast cancer.

The Pan Africanist Congress was saddened by her death.

"Mhlongo's music could be characterised as edutainment since it sought to educate and entertain at the same time," said spokesperson Lehlohonolo Shale.

"She was never shy to promote indigenous African music - a rarity in the so-called new South Africa."

- SAPA

Read more on:    lulu xingwana  |  busi mhlongo  |  music
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X
 

Recent News

Ian Gabriel's thriller Four Corners has achieved a double win at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, where it competed with films from the USA and around the world. Read More »

Welcome to Joziwood

2014-10-19 18:36

Cape Town might hog all the headlines and attract A-list Hollywood glitterati to swan around its scenic filming locations, but Joburg is quietly and emphatically staking its claim as SA’s true film capital. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.