Legendary local jazz musician diagnosed with cancer - reports

2017-01-12 11:54
Thandi Klaasen
Thandi and Lorraine Klaasen (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - According to The Daily Sun Nelson Mandela's favourite singer and legendary local icon, Thandi Klaasen, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Klaasen's daughter Lorraine - who is also a well-known singer - posted on her personal Facebook saying thank you for all the support that she and the family have received at this tough time and saying that she still sings her mother's favourite song to her. The song is called And I Love You So.

Here is a video of Thandi Klaasen talking about the forced removal of people from Sophiatown during Apartheid, before singing her famous song about the infamous moment and place in history: