The funeral service of veteran broadcaster, Dirara Mokoena is underway on Saturday morning in Randburg, North of Johannesburg.

The 64-year old former Lesedi FM Station Manager and Leihlo La Sechaba Executive Producer passed away two weeks ago after a battle with cancer.

Mokoena started his career as a Junior Announcer at Lesedi FM in 1983 and worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) until he retired in 2019.

His colleagues have hailed the legendary broadcaster as a public servant who nurtured talent and fought for the recognition of indigenous languages on air.

Mokoena will be laid to rest at the Fourways Cemetery.

Leihlo La Sechaba pays tribute to Dirara Mokoena: