Honouring Zahara: Memorial Service Details Announced
The details of the memorial service for the late, renowned musician Zahara, have been announced.
Zahara passed away on Monday evening, surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Fond Farewell: Zahara’s Untimely Demise
A statement released by her family on the singer’s social media pages confirmed her untimely demise. Although the statement did not provide specific details about the cause of death, sources indicated that Zahara had been in intensive care and required a liver transplant.
Minister Kodwa Announces Zahara’s Memorial Service Details
Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Sport, arts and culture minister Zizi Kodwa shared the news that a memorial service to celebrate Bulelwa “Zahara” Mkutukana’s life will be held on Thursday, December 14. The service is scheduled to take place at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg, Johannesburg, starting at 11:00 and concluding at 14:00.
Following the memorial service, Zahara’s family will transport her back to the Eastern Cape for the funeral service and burial, which is set to occur over the weekend.
A Lasting Legacy: Remembering Zahara’s Impact on the Music Industry
In another post, Minister Kodwa also shared images of himself paying respects to Zahara’s family, expressing heartfelt prayers for the Mkutukana family, Zahara’s friends, and the music fraternity. He described Zahara’s passing as a profound loss to the country and commemorated her legacy with the hashtag #RIPZahara.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Mkutukana family remembered Zahara, the Phendula hitmaker, as a pure light and a blessing to the world. They highlighted her as a beacon of hope, a gift, and a legendary figure in the world of music.
“She was a pure light, and an even purer heart, in this world. A beacon of hope, a gift and a blessing to us and countless people around the world. A legendary figure in the world of music, Zahara remarkably touched millions of people’s lives with her extraordinary gift and passion for music. She leaves behind an indelible mark on the music industry and a legacy that will forever resonate in our hearts and souls.”