The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture Beauty Dlulane says the committee has noted with shock the passing of legendary musician, Steve Kekana.
Kekana passed away today aged 62 due to COVID-19 complications.
Dlulane says Kekana lived an exemplary life where he dared his own disability and went on to be a hero that endeared himself to so many South African homes through his music, wit and humour.
She says Kekana is a living example that people with disabilities can excel in anything and in any field.
Former Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Advocate Michael Masutha who went to school with Kekana says he was a role model.
“The fact that he was able to change course in his career right in the middle of it and pursue something different go through the motions until he finally qualified, six years of study when you are already an established musician that he just showed that is it never too late to change cause in life whatever it is that life presents to you.”
Tributes pour in for the musician:
Kekana lost his eye sight at the age of five. He worked with famous musicians like PJ Powers, Ray Phiri and Joe Nina. The legendary musician recorded more than forty albums.
Friend and fellow musician, Joe Nina shares more on his passing: