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WATCH: Johnny Clegg honoured with traditional Zulu crossing ceremony

2020-02-26 13:03
Johnny Clegg
Johnny Clegg. (Photo: Getty Images)

A beautiful video has been released showing the traditional Zulu crossing ceremony held in honour of SA icon Johnny Clegg. 

Johnny died in July 2019 at the age of 66, following a cancer diagnosis in 2015. 

Sharing news of the ceremony in early February, Johnny's son, Jesse Clegg, posted photos from the ceremony which was held in KZN at the homestead of Sipho Mchunu. 

The full-length video of the ceremony was shared with the media on Wednesday. 

"It is customary in the Zulu culture that when a person departs this world that they be given a dignified burial to guide them back home. In the hearts of the Zulu people, Johnny Clegg, OBE, OIS (7 June 1953 – 16 July 2019), who was often referred to as 'The White Zulu', was recently bestowed the honour of a traditional 'crossing' in the heart of Zululand," a press statement reads. 

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: