Thememorial service of Bra Hugh Masekela is taking place at Alexandra.
The veteran trumpeter and ground breaking artist was 78 at the time of death. The star was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008.
Bra Hugh as he was affectionately known by his adoring fans. He was born in Witbank, Mpumalanga on 4 April 1939.
He is survived by his two children Sal Masekela and Pula Twala.