First of three memorial services held for Joseph Shabalala

The first of three memorial services for Joseph Shabalala was held in his home town of Ladysmith.

The first of three memorial services for Joseph Shabalala was held in his home town of Ladysmith.

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JOHANNESBURG - A memorial service for late Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala was held in his home town of Ladysmith.

It was the first of three memorial services.

Shabalala died at a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday after a long illness at the age of 78.

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His deteriorating health forced him to retire from the group in 2014.

A second memorial service will be held in Durban on Wednesday, while a third will be held in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The special official funeral will be held on Saturday at the AG Magubane Stadium in Ladysmith.

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eNCA