It is customary in the Zulu culture that when a person departs this world that they are given a dignified burial to guide them back home. In the hearts of the Zulu people, Johnny Clegg, OBE, OIS (7 June 1953 – 16 July 2019), who was often referred to as ‘The White Zulu’, was recently bestowed the honour of a traditional ‘crossing’ in the heart of Zululand.
Small Town Music also wrote a tribute to Johnny Clegg just after his passing. A man who touched so many people from different colours, cultures, diversity and countries. As a South African I know I get tears in my eyes when I hear one of his songs playing in a store at random. Or when I hear “Great Heart” I know that he forever shaped in gold the spirit of the Lowveld and the story of Jock of the Bushveld.
Hamba kahle, inhliziyo yengonyama – phumula kahle