A memorial service for singer Thami Shobede will be held on Wednesday. A venue will be confirmed tomorrow. His funeral is planned for Saturday in Mtubatuba, northern KZN.
The former Idols SA contestant died on Thursday at Kalafong Hospital in Atteridgeville, Tshwane, after collapsing on stage. Family spokesman Percy Vilakazi said: “Thami’s family is devastated by the loss and working hard to give him a decent send-off.
He said Thami was the family breadwinner and left behind his mum and two younger siblings.
His rise to fame began in 2016 when he entered Idols SA. Before that, he was a private in the SANDF and played the Scottish bagpipes. Although he didn’t win the competition, he went on to release his debut album,Never Lost,in 2017. His latest single, Angsajoli, came out in April.
In other news – President Cyril Ramaphosa sends Radebe to Nigeria to apologise for xenophobia
The incident does not represent what we stand for,’ the former minister told the press.
A South African envoy expressed the country’s “sincerest apologies” to Nigeria on Monday, after a wave of anti-migrant attacks swept through Johannesburg and surrounding cities in recent weeks, fuelling diplomatic tensions.
A meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital Abuja was held to convey President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “sincere apologies about the incident that has recently transpired in South Africa,” the special envoy, Jeff Radebe, told reporters. Read more