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A Solemn Tribute: Reflecting on Zahara’s Last Moments and Legacy

Unveiling the Tender Echoes of Zahara’s Final Journey

In a heart-wrenching ceremony at the prestigious Rhema Bible Church in Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa bid farewell to the late and celebrated musician Zahara, also known as Bulelwa Mkutukana, on Thursday, 14 December. Zahara, a luminary in the South African music scene, passed away on Monday, 11 December, in a Johannesburg hospital, surrounded by the comforting presence of her family and loved ones. The cause of her untimely demise was a brief but severe illness, linked to complications arising from liver problems.

Commemorating a Musical Icon

Friends, family, and industry peers gathered at the memorial service to pay homage to Zahara, hailed by her grief-stricken family as “a beacon of hope, a gift, and a blessing to us and countless people around the world.” The echoes of her legacy resonated in the somber halls of Rhema Bible Church, as the community remembered a life that had left an indelible mark on many.


A Sister’s Painful Recollection

Bulelwa Mkutukana, Zahara’s sister and the late Loliwe hitmaker, took the podium with grace, recounting an emotional journey through cherished memories leading up to Zahara’s final moments. She shared, “She was in pain at the hospital. I remember just after we left for the 15h00 visit, at 17h00, the doctor called and said we must come back. When Mama, Junior, and I got there, they told us to stay in the room and wait because Bulelwa would not be around for long… It was so painful; we were crying and prayed for four hours.”

A Powerful Tribute

Renowned media personality Somizi Mhlongo delivered a powerful tribute, shedding light on Zahara’s challenges and the perceived abandonment she faced during her darkest hours. Somizi reflected on past interactions and expressed remorse for a joke made about Zahara’s struggles with alcohol during a hosting stint at the SAMAs. He candidly admitted that the impact of words and actions should never be underestimated, acknowledging the inadvertent hurt caused by his comments.

The Unforgiving Nature of the Industry

“There was a time I was hosting the SAMAs, and I made a joke about her drinking and stuff, only later did you realize what you say to people, how you make people feel is very important, and I learned my lesson because I took it for granted as a joke. I didn’t know how much I hurt her, realized later. Luckily, we had time on earth to reconcile and become friends again but still, she went through a rough time, where was Somizi? Nowhere. Where were we? Nowhere,” expressed the SABC quoted Ask A MAN radio personality, laying bare the harsh truth about the industry’s sometimes unforgiving nature.

Enduring Legacy

As the memorial service unfolded, the collective grief in the room underscored the enormity of Zahara’s impact on the South African music landscape. With the final farewell scheduled for 23 December in East London, Eastern Cape, Zahara’s legacy is destined to endure in the hearts and minds of those who were fortunate enough to witness the brilliance of her artistry and the resilience of her spirit.

In conclusion, Zahara’s final journey serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the lasting impact one can have on the world. As we bid farewell to a musical icon, let us cherish the memories and lessons she leaves behind, celebrating a life well-lived despite its brevity.

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