Remember Busi Mhlongo in her pain

I APPLAUD noted artists paying tribute to Sis Busi Mhlongo during this trying time in her life.

I APPLAUD noted artists paying tribute to Sis Busi Mhlongo during this trying time in her life.

These artists are honouring a legend, who carries a clarion call for our past and future.

Here is a woman, sister and mother who has thrilled listeners worldwide with talent reminiscent of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

I ask to the gods to comfort her. After all, what she has blessedly imparted to us is an oeuvre of creative splendour. May her voice remain undiminished in our hearts.

To misquote Toni Morrison, in Sis Busi's lofty musical output we don't necessarily fall in love, but rise in it. I tell her respectfully, remain beautiful in your eminent position for African art.

Jeffrey Sehume, Kwa-Thema

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