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Xitsonga music icon laid to rest

Date: Apr 14, 2020

The legendary Xitsonga music icon Samson Mthombeni,, has been laid to rest at N’waxinyamani village, outside Louis Trichardt, in Limpopo.

Mthombeni passed on after a long illness last Sunday. He was aged 74.

He is regarded as the first artist to record a music album in the early 70s. He also performed in the UK and France during his career.

Mthombeni has been lauded for his contribution in the development of the Xitsonga-Xichangana language through his music. Some mourners say they will remember him for his fashion style, that of, wearing a doek and a cloth mainly worn by women.

Meanwhile, police kept an eye on the number of mourners to ensure that the lockdown regulations are not flouted. The mourners also washed their hands with water and soap and used the sanitisers. [Read More]

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