She paid tribute to Deborah's talent and again called for artists to unite.
'We need to start working together. We need to make sure artists get their royalties. We need to make sure they put aside the money they get from royalties. We should not be blaming government, we must also work hard, and work for our children.”
Deborah fell ill on the way to a gig earlier this year and was hospitalised.
“I was unconscious, even the artists that came there said I should be transported to hospital,” a wheelchair-bound Deborah told TshisaLIVE a few weeks ago.
She was set to undergo rehabilitation before her death.
“I still cannot walk. I think it's because I was in bed for a long time, but I don't know for sure. It's stressful to live a life you're not used to. I'm asking for love, I'm asking for prayers.”
The star still performed after her hospitalisation, with images and video of her performing in a wheelchair going viral.
Deborah garnered many accolades and sold over a million copies of her albums in a career spanning more than three-and-a-half decades.
She was born in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, and in 1986 moved to Johannesburg to pursue her music career.
She provided backing vocals for local and international musical icons, including Hugh Masekela, Cyndi Lauper, Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbulu, Jon Secada, Jonas Gwangwa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Sound of Blackness, Bebe Winans and Brenda Fassie.