Minister Nathi Mthethwa, Ekurhuleni Mayor and an artists legend delegation to pay respects at the Klaasen family house

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16 Jan 2017

Following the sad passing of jazz legend, Mama Thandi Klaasen, yesterday, Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will be paying respects at the Klaasen family house today. Minister Mthethwa will be accompanied by Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Cllr Mzwandile Masina and members of his mayoral committee. Living Legends led by the Chair of the Living Legends Legacy Programme, Mr Welcome Msomi and Deputy Chair, Ms Letta Mbulu will also be part of the delegation.

Renown legends and artists, Mr Caiphus Semenya, Ms Dorothy Masuku, Ms Abigail Kubeka, Mr Joe Mafela, Dr Don Mattera, Mr Peter Magubane and Mr Stompie Manana, will also pay their respects to the family.

“We are saddened at the passing of our extraordinary jazz musician, Mama Thandi Klaasen. A great and mighty musical legend. Our condolences go to her daughter, Lorraine, and the rest of the family,” said Minister Mthethwa.

Chairperson of the Living Legends Legacy Programme, an initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture, Mr Welcome Msomi has said that:

“On behalf of the Living Legends Legacy Project, It is sad for the legends, people of South Africa and the world to say goodbye to our legend, Sis Thandi Klaasen. She would want us to celebrate her journey in song and dance. RIP our Living Legend.”

Details are as follows:

Date: 16 January 2017

Time: 3pm

Address: 28 Corona Street, Eden Park, Alberton