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Friends pay tribute to legendary musician and activist Jonas Gwangwa as the world mourns his passing

Philani Nombembe

Jonas Gwangwa’s trombone, which enthralled music lovers worldwide for decades, has fallen silent. The jazz legend and activist has died.

His wife, Violet Molebatsi Gwangwa, died two weeks ago.

“President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his deep sadness at the passing away today, Saturday, 23 January 2021, of the cultural icon Jonas Gwangwa at the age of 83,” said a statement from the presidency...

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