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Zahara’s memorial service to be held in East London

The memorial service of the multi-platinum, award-winning singer-songwriter, Bulelwa Mkutukana, will be held in East London in the Eastern Cape on Friday. Mkutukana, whose stage name was Zahara, died in a Johannesburg hospital last week following a short illness at the age of 36.

Zahara

The musician’s funeral will also be held in the province on Saturday. Her first album titled “Loliwe’ went double platinum. The provincial government is organising the memorial service.

Zahara

The Arts and Culture MEC, Nonceba Kotsiwe says, “The Eastern Cape government working closely with the family has worked tirelessly to ensure that even though Zahara did not receive an official Provincial funeral, she will get a proper and befitting send-off for her stature. We would like to thank private contributors who have held a helping hand to ensure Zahara gets a befitting send-off.

Source: SABC

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Big Zulu

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