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South African Musical Icon Johnny Clegg Has Died

Rest in peace to one of "South Africa's greatest sons."

South African musician Johnny Clegg, passed away on Tuesday at his home in Johannesburg, following a four year battle with pancreatic cancer, Reuters reports. He was 66.

The artist was the founder of the bands Juluka and Savuka, two mixed-raced bands formed during the apartheid era. He was known as a vocal critic of the apartheid regime, writing the 1987 song "Asimbonanga" for a then incarcerated Nelson Mandela. The song became a rallying cry for South Africans fighting or freedom.

He performed the tribute with Mandela on stage in 1999, which you can watch below.

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Nelson Mandela's Family Has Launched a Media Platform In Honor of What the Anti-Apartheid Leader Fought For

Mandela Media will be producing and developing content linked to the ethos of Nelson Mandela.

The legacy of the late South African leader Nelson Mandela will continue through a new media platform launched by his family, Deadline reports.

In partnership with production company Sugar23 and ad-rep agency DMA United, Mandela Media will be producing and developing long and short-form content that will be in tandem with Madiba's overall mission and ethos: fighting for freedom, forgiveness and "the voice of the underdog."

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