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Zahara. Image via Instagram @zaharasa

Zahara’s memorial service details announced

Multi-award-winning singer Bulelwa ‘Zahara’ Mkutukana, who passed away on Monday, reportedly battled a liver disease.

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Zahara. Image via Instagram @zaharasa

Fallen Afropop sensation Bulelwa “Zahara” Mkutukana’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service on Thursday, 14 December.

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Her memorial service is set to start on at 11:00 and end at 14:00 at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg, Johannesburg.

Thereafter, Zahara’s family will transport her back home to the Eastern Cape where her funeral service and burial will take place at the weekend.

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The 36-year-old Loliwe hitmaker died on Monday, 11 December, after allegedly battling liver complications. She was surrounded by her loved ones when she passed away at a Johannesburg private hospital.

She leaves behind her two sisters, brother, mother and her fiancé, Mpho Xaba.

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In a statement on Tuesday, the Mkutukana family described the Phendula hitmaker as a pure light and a blessing to the world.

“She was a pure light, and an even purer heart, in this world. A beacon of hope, a gift and a blessing to us and countless people around the world.

“A legendary figure in the world of music, Zahara remarkably touched millions of people’s lives with her extraordinary gift and passion for music. She leaves behind an indelible mark on the music industry and a legacy that will forever resonate in our hearts and souls.”

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The family said that it would like for the musician to be remembered for healing the nation through her inspirational music.

“A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. May we remember Zahara not with sorrow, but with the healing, joy, kindness, and inspiration she brought to us through her life and her music.

“May she rest in eternal peace, and may her melodies continue to echo in our heats forever, ” read the statement.