Tributes are continuing to pour in for legendary musician Steve Kekana. The Limpopo premier’s office says Kekana remains an inspiration to the people, including persons with disabilities.

Kekana had collaborations with many artists like PJ Powers, Joe Nina, and Hugh Masekela. Kekana was born in Zebediela, Limpopo, 62 years ago.

He passed away yesterday due to COVID-19 complications.

Kekana was a university graduate with B Juris and LLB degrees. He was an advocate and a lecturer in Labour Law at the University of South Africa.

Premier Stan Mathabatha’s spokesperson Willie Mosoma pays tribute.

“Condolences to the family, friends, and relatives of Steve Kekana. Kekana will be remembered for his massive contributions to the entertainment industry and also his passion for sports arts and cultural issues. Kekana has raised the Limpopo flag high on numerous occasions that’s why honour is befitting unto him. Condolences once again to the Kekana family and may his soul rest in peace.”

Many pay tribute to Steve Kekana

A drummer who played for Kekana has described him as a knowledgeable and kind person. Leuba Ramakgolo has shared moments with Kekana, including on a music tour to Botswana in 1999. Ramakgolo says despite being blind, Kekana had an amazing sense of direction.

“I was playing drums in his band I played with him in Botswana. I was playing with my brothers and sisters. The very first time I got to know Johannesburg driving, I was driving with him to his house in Alberton. I didn’t know where I was going driving with a man who couldn’t see. He was able to take us to Johannesburg we made our rounds in Johannesburg and we returned to Zebediela safely without any challenges. I wish that his family find peace, may his soul rest in eternal peace.”

Short biography of Kekana: