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'Alcohol nearly destroyed me, I thank Bra Hugh for saving my life and career'

Doccie at Durban film fest tells the life of guitar icon Mokoena

Veteran guitarist Themba Mokoena says alcohol almost destroyed his life and career.

Mokoena, 71, was saved from the booze hellhole by late trumpeter Hugh Masekela who took him to a rehabilitation centre in Johannesburg. The guitar man revealed the details in a documentary titled The Talking Guitar: Themba Mokoena. Produced and directed by Malcom Nhleko, the doccie is screening at the Durban international Film Festival until Saturday...

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