Mthethwa joined scores of friends, colleagues and family to pay tribute to Clegg at his memorial service in Sandton, north of Johannesburg
Clegg died last Tuesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at age of 66.
Minister Mthethwa says Clegg played a big role in uniting South Africans.
“Fellow South Africans, we have gathered this afternoon to celebrate a patriot, a combatant for peace, an agent for change, an ambassador for change of the ratchet of the earth, Jonathan Johnny Clegg communicating a message of oneness, of humanity. Through the hit songs; Asimbonanga, Scatterlings of Africa, Clegg carved out a music career that placed him alongside the best South African cultural exports. He was a symbol of reconciliation, a true African who understood African culture. ”
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