The Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder will be laid to rest in Ladysmith on Saturday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a special official funeral category 2, in honour of the revered isicathamiya musician.
He died at a Pretoria hospital last Tuesday at the age of 78.
We stand on your shoulders
The world-renowned Ndlovu Youth Choir dedicated a moving tribute to the late, great Shabalala with a rendition of Ladysmith Black Mambazo's "Homeless":
Shabalala's funeral service will be held on Saturday at the AG Magubane Stadium in his home town, Ladysmith.