Memorial service for Johnny Clegg to be held on Friday

South African musical icon Johnny Clegg will be honoured at his official memorial service, on Friday 26 July 2019 at the Sandton Conversion Centre.

The beloved musician was laid to rest in a private funeral last Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Melani Rice speaks to Politicsweb author and columnist Andrew Donaldson about his piece Johnny Clegg and the Stalinists, which looks at how Clegg was barred by the British Musicians’ Union from performing at the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Concert in London.

We shouldn't forget the past and what happened at the time. It was a troubled history.

Andrew Donaldson, Author and Columnist - Politicsweb 

RELATED: Johnny Clegg was a gift from God - Sipho Mchunu

He was quite upset, I believe, that he was denied an audience.

Andrew Donaldson, Author and Columnist - Politicsweb 

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Memorial service for Johnny Clegg to be held on Friday


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