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Details for Zahara’s memorial service announced

Details of the memorial service for Zahara have been announced. Zahara, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, died on Monday evening surrounded by family and loved ones. An official statement shared by the family on the singer’s pages confirmed the news.

It did not disclose the cause of her death. Zimoja, quoting sources, said the singer was in intensive care and needed a liver transplant.


Sport, arts, and culture minister Zizi Kodwa took to his timeline to announce the memorial service will be held on December 14 from 11 am to 2 pm at Rhema Bible Church. In another post, the minister shared images of him paying his respects to Zahara’s family.

“Today we spent the afternoon with Zahara’s loved ones. Our heartfelt prayers go to the Mkutukana family, Zahara’s friends, and the music fraternity. The passing of Zahara is a profound loss to the country. #RIPZahara.”


When confirming the news of the singer’s death on Monday, the minister also shared a tribute to Zahara.

“I am very saddened by the passing of Zahara. My deepest condolences to the Mkutukana family and the South African music industry. The government has been with the family for some time. Zahara and her guitar made an incredible and lasting impact in South African music.”

In other news – United Kingdom gets tough on foreigners

In a recent press statement, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak highlighted significant progress in addressing illegal immigration, particularly focusing on reducing small boat crossings to the UK. Since outlining his priorities in January 2023, the Prime Minister reported a notable decline of one-third in small boat arrivals, coupled with the return of 20,000 illegal migrants this year.

The UK government has taken a multifaceted approach to combat illegal immigration, forging agreements with several nations, passing crucial legislation, and addressing challenges in the asylum system. Read More

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