Government to help family bury ProKid

13 August 2018 - 14:49 By Pertunia Mafokwane
ProKid died last week and will be buried this Sunday.
ProKid died last week and will be buried this Sunday.
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As the family of late hip-hop star ProKid prepare to bury the star this weekend, the Gauteng government has offered to assist them in giving the star a fitting send-off.

Speaking outside of ProKid's family home in Jabulani, Soweto on Monday, Gauteng arts and culture MEC, Faith Mazibuko, said they had been in talks with the family and would close any gaps needed in the preparations.

"We will be celebrating life. He (ProKid) contributed. He was not just born, lived and died. We are here to assist. The family is in charge, we are here to close the gaps."

The MEC said her department was working to try to secure the hall at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto campus to hold the rapper's funeral service on Sunday. 

Arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa also visited the house on Monday to meet with the family.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa with the family of the late Prokid, from left, Nhlanhla Mohlauli, Sbongile Besani and Nkululeko Vilakazi.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa with the family of the late Prokid, from left, Nhlanhla Mohlauli, Sbongile Besani and Nkululeko Vilakazi.
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The rapper died last Wednesday but news of his death emerged the following day, sending shockwaves through South Africa. In a statement the family said he had suffered a "severe seizure".

A memorial service for the star will be held on Thursday in Johannesburg ahead of his funeral.

He will be buried at Heroes Acre in Westpark Cemetery, Johannesburg alongside other music stars including Robbie Malinga and Mandoza.

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