Family of Samson Mthombeni to abide by lockdown regulations during funeral service

7 April 2020, 8:26 AM
The family of the deceased Xitsonga traditional music pioneer, Samson Mthombeni, says they'll abide by the lockdown regulations when holding the funeral service.
Samson Mthombeni
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The video has gone viral on several social media platforms.
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Last week, thousands of children were fed.
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Billie Eilish sang on her sofa, Elton John played a keyboard belonging to his children, and the Backstreet Boys sang in harmony from five locations as dozens of musicians put on a fundraiser for the warriors against a coronavirus.

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