Masibuyele Ku Jehova lead singer, Anna Fifi Mabuza has been buried at the Rocky Drift Cemetery, near White River in Mpumalanga.
Mabuza died last Friday at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, after losing a battle to cancer.
She was described by several speakers as a God-fearing woman. She led the group for more than three decades.
An emotional send-off for a legendary gospel artist, Mabuza, as her coffin was lowered into the ground.
Gospel singer Anna Fifi Mabuza laid to rest:
Mabuza was hailed as a loving person. The group’s manager, Thamsanqa Nkosi says Mabuza led the band with distinction.
“She was actually a brand of Masibuyele Ku Jehova because she was one leading the most songs, the plan going forward they are old now and the oldest is 83 but we are happy to say they are many initiatives where Masibuyele Ku Jehova to help the younger generation.”
The group’s first album attained gold. Members rendered a farewell song for their leader during the service.
The family spokesperson, Jenneath Thabethe, says Mabuza played her part of mothering everyone. Thabethe says they are shattered as a family.
“We are very sad as the Mabuza family because we were not thinking that she can leave us so soon and we were not aware that she has got this cancer and we thought it was just a minor illness. So while she going up and down to Steve Biko, Themba Hospital and ended up passing away so we are very sad.”
International Relations Deputy Minister, Candith Mashego-Dlamini called on young people to continue the legacy of the Masibuyele Ku Jehova gospel group.
She addressed mourners at the funeral service held at KaNyamazane.
Mabuza left behind four sisters, a son, and one grandchild.