“Come ready to dance and sing” says Sal Masekela
Masekela delivered a statment on behalf of the family earlier today
In a press conference held earlier today in Johannesburg, friends and family of the recently deceased Hugh Masekela thanked the public for the wonderful stories they have been sharing since news of his death first broke.
#HughMasekela’s family is briefing the media for the first time since his death.
The Jazz legend died this week after a long battle with cancer. You can watch LIVE on #DStv403 / #DStvNow https://t.co/2osAVN32RL and here >> https://t.co/MZ5eASrA56 pic.twitter.com/2CaDtyYN0S
— eNCA (@eNCA) January 25, 2018
Recounting what has has seen in the days since, his son Sal Masekela (speaking on behalf of the family) said “the passion with which this man was loved, it’s… it’s just incredible. We just can’t stop marvelling at the fact that here we are, days later, in a world where news is disposable… things go away quickly and people get emotional about something and then it’s on to the next and it has been incredible to see, everyday the passion with which the world wants to continue to celebrate…”
— Mpiletso Motumi (@mane_mpi) January 25, 2018
Sal also spoke about his father’s upcoming memorial saying it will be a musical celebration of his life, featuring different artists that he has collaborated with as well as other artists.[tooltip id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac”] [/tooltip]“Basically, we’re going to have an incredible party on Sunday and if you don’t come ready to dance and sing then you probably shouldn’t attend,” he added.
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Multiple memorials will be held this weekend and will culminate on Sunday, the 28th of January at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus.
Masekela’s funeral service on the other hand, will be a private event for family and close friends and details will be communicated to them at a later stage.
Looks like Sal Masekela hasn't yet read the memo about Mzwakhe Mbuli getting involved in deceased artists' funerals.
I see him giving statements at the family's #HughMasekela memorial update presser.
Good luck to everyone involved https://t.co/RtgpP8MuQO
— Monghadi Mazambi (@MonghadiMazambi) January 25, 2018
Those who were watching the memorial however were somewhat distracted by Sal’s new appearance. Namely, the fact that he has joined the beard gang.
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