Ray Phiri laid to rest

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Ray Phiri will be laid to rest. He will have a special provincial funeral. The music legend died last Wednesday at a hospital in Nelspruit, where he had been admitted suffering from lung cancer.

Ray Phiri will be laid to rest. He will have a special provincial funeral. The music legend died last Wednesday at a hospital in Nelspruit, where he had been admitted suffering from lung cancer.

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Ray Phiri will be laid to rest. He will have a special provincial funeral. The music legend died last Wednesday at a hospital in Nelspruit, where he had been admitted suffering from lung cancer.

Ray Phiri will be laid to rest. He will have a special provincial funeral. The music legend died last Wednesday at a hospital in Nelspruit, where he had been admitted suffering from lung cancer.

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MBOMBELA, Mpumalanga - Friends, family and music fans said their final goodbyes to Ray Phiri in Mbombela on Saturday.

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The national flag was flown at half-mast throughout Mpumalanga as the Stimela frontman was afforded a special provincial funeral.

Phiri, whose music career spanned four decades, died last Wednesday at a hospital in Nelspruit, after losing his battle with lung cancer.