Masses have gathered at the Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit to pay tribute to iconic musician and composer, Ray Chikapa Phiri.
Phiri died on July 12 after losing his battle to lung cancer.
The memorial service is expected to be attended by fellow musicians and prominent South African entertainers and is organised by the office of the Premier of Mpumalanga.
Watch: South African musician Ray Phiri Memorial Service
This article first appeared on 702 : WATCH: Ray Chikapa Phiri remembered