WATCH: Hugh Masekela's musical journey and life celebrated


The community of Alexandra township, where Hugh Masekelas musical journey began, remembers and celebrate his life at a memorial at the San Kopano Community Centre.


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JOHANNESBURG - Hugh Masekela&39;s fans celebrated his life at two memorial services in Johannesburg on Friday.

The jazz legend and anti-apartheid activist died after a long battle with prostate cancer on Tuesday.

Mourners also gathered at the Hugh Masekela Heritage Park at Zoo Lake for day-long services.

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The Heritage Park chronicles Masekela&39;s six-decade career as an artist and activist.

Visuals, footage, and audio that reflect his life journey will be broadcast.

A second service will take place in Alexandra while the main memorial service will be held on Sunday in Soweto.

His funeral will be private, as per his family&39;s request.

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