WATCH: Farewell Thandi Klaasen

27 January 2017 - Family and friends will bid farewell to jazz legend, Thandi Klaase. The official civic ceremony takes place at the DJ Thomas Hall in Alberton. Video: eNCA
FILE: Thandi Klaasen receives an honorary award at the South African Music Awards on 8 May 2016. Photo: Gallo / Themba Maseko
Veteran blues singer Thandi Klaasen and her daughter Lorraine Klaasen on January 9, 2013, in South Africa. Photo: Gallo Images / Daily Sun / Noko Mashilo

ALBERTON - Family and friends bid farewell to jazz legend, Thandi Klaasen on Friday.

The official civic ceremony took place at the DJ Thomas Hall in Alberton  --  it's a special honour, reserved for those who uplift the city.

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The Ekurhuleni municipality arranged and funded the civic funeral.

Klaasen's funeral procession will move to the Thomas Nkobi Memorial Park, where Chris Hani is buried.

Klaasen passed away on Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.






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