Tribute

He taught us to sing as one: paying tribute to composer Mzilikazi Khumalo

Chris Barron pays tribute to the nation’s choirmaster, Mzilikazi Khumalo, who brought together five languages in an anthem for a new democracy

27 June 2021 - 00:00 By Chris Barron

 Emeritus professor Mzilikazi Khumalo, who has died in Kagiso on the West Rand at the age of 89, was one of SA’s most celebrated and prolific composers, and a professor of African languages at Wits University.

At the request of President Nelson Mandela he chaired the committee that composed the new national anthem...

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