President Jacob Zuma to attend the funeral of the late Izingane Zoma member

President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow attend the funeral of the late Izingane Zoma member, Xolile Rosemary Buthelezi, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Buthelezi was found dead in her flat in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, two weeks ago. Her decomposing body was discovered three days after she died.

The 37-year-old will be buried in her home town in Nkandla.

Deputy speaker of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature Meshack Radebe confirmed yesterday that Zuma will be one of the main speakers at the funeral.

Izingane Zoma producer Shobeni Khuzwayo described Buthelezi as one of the group's most talented singers, who would be difficult to replace.

Buthelezi was the daughter of maskandi music legend Mzikayifani Buthelezi. She started her career with Intombi Ehloniphayo and they released popular albums such as Ulinika Indoda, Uyaphendula, Umkhaba, Uzenzimpongo and Kazi Ngadlani.

In 2008, she joined Izingane Zoma, to become part of the trio that included Tholakele Ngobese and Thandoluni Phungula.

The group is known for its catchy songs such as Itotolozi, Isidina Sikamahlalela, Umlomo and Obama, among others.

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