MEC Mahlangu mourns Bra Hugh

January 23, 2018 at 09:37 a.m

Culture, Sport and Recreation MEC, Norah Mahlangu has joined the rest of the world in mourning the passing on of world-renowned and Mpumalanga-born trumpeter, Hugh Ramapolo Masekela, commonly known as Bra Hugh.

He was a musician, father and social and cultural activist who used his craft to fight apartheid in the country. He will be remembered for his great music and honoured for fighting social injustices.

Mahlangu says, "I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Masekela family and all those who are affected by the loss – which is the world over. I assure each one of you that the people of Mpumalanga feel your pain and loss. Bra Hugh was one of the greatest sons of the Mpumalanga soil. I want to thank God for allowing us an opportunity to enjoy his musical gift. It was a gift he used to fight apartheid and also entertain us."

"At this difficult time, let us ease the pain of losing him by celebrating his life through his music. This will ensure that his legacy is preserved for many generations to come," concluded the MEC.

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