Everything Miriam Makeba did was for the people, her granddaughter says

The granddaughter of the late Miriam Makeba says everything her grandmother did was for the people.

Today marks 10 years since the death of the world-renowned singer and struggle activist, affectionately known as Mama Africa.

Mama Africa died of a heart attack just after a concert in Italy in 2008.

Her grandchild, Zenzi Makeba Lee, says Makeba's spirit is happy and resting peacefully as the world celebrates her legacy.

Read: 7 iconic songs Miriam Makeba will always be remembered by

Mama Makeba was a mother for all of us. Yes, she was my grandmother, but she played the role beyond that.

Zenzi Makeba Lee, granddaughter of the late Miriam Makeba

She was a mother to all of us.

Zenzi Makeba Lee, granddaughter of the late Miriam Makeba

I'm lighting a candle right now.

Zenzi Lee Makeba, granddaughter of the late Miriam Makeba

I feel that wherever her spirit is today, it's resting. It's happy. It's resting in peace and celebration.

Zenzi Lee Makeba, granddaughter of the late Miriam Makeba

The essence of my grandmother was the people... Everything she did was for the people.

Zenzi Lee Makeba, granddaughter of the late Miriam Makeba

Listen to the tribute to Mama Africa:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Everything Miriam Makeba did was for the people, her granddaughter says


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