David Masondo remembered at Joburg memorial

2015-07-09 14:28
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Johannesburg - A sombre and sad spirit enveloped The Bassline in Newtown, Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon, as hundreds filled the famous music hall to pay tribute to David Masondo.

The Soul Brother's founder and musician was remembered fondly as government officials, celebs and ordinary fans met to pay their respects to the musician who died on Sunday.

Well-known attendees included the likes of Mzwakhe Mbuli, Eugene Mthethwa from Kwaito group Trompies, Joyous Celebration's Sibusiso Mthembu, musician and actress Puleng March and Phelo Bala of the Bala Brothers. They started proceedings off with a prayer and the singing of the national anthem.

Tears flowed as David's life was remembered and immortalised from the Bassline stage. 

It was also announced by programme director Eugene Mthethwa that David Masondo will be given a state funeral.

Earlier this week, president Jacob Zuma said our nation is in mourning. "The whole nation mourns this talented icon of our country, whose music not only put South Africa on the global world stage, but also could be heard in the streets, in the valley's and all corners of our country." (Read his full statement here)

A second memorial is currently being held in Hammarsdale just outside Durban. 

The late musician will be laid to rest on Sunday at the Hammarsdale Stadium at 09:00.

R.I.P David Masondo.

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