South Africa’s iconic singer and songwriter, Johnny Clegg, has passed away on Tuesday 16 July 2019, at the age of 66. The nation and all the “scatterlings of Africa” will mourn his passing.
His popularity spread across the globe. In France he was known as the “White Zulu”. He was a Grammy nominee, and a Billboard music award winner. In 2015, the legendary singer was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
His shows and music were banned many times by the National Party government, but his popularity rose globally. He has been battling pancreatic cancer since 2015.