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[WATCH] Johnny Clegg's death feels like a personal loss - John Maytham

17 July 2019 4:03 PM
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CapeTalk's John Maytham interviewed Clegg several times over the years and spoke of his music as the 'soundtrack' to his life.

CapeTalk presenter John Maytham on Thursday added his name to a growing number of people paying tribute to South African musician Johnny Clegg.

The Asimbonanga singer died on Wednesday following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Maytham described Clegg's death as feeling "like a personal loss".

I didn't know Johnny Clegg well...as cultural activists in the 80's we spent some time together...it was a distant acquaintance, and yet I felt as if somebody really close and important to me had been taken away.

John Maytham, Presenter - Cape Talk

The line still ringing in my head is what Karen Zoid said: 'How do you deal with the death of the soundtrack of your life?'

John Maytham, Presenter - Cape Talk

Watch as John Maytham shares his memories of Johnny Clegg:

RELATED: Johnny Clegg a beacon of light during dark days of apartheid - Savuka drummer

Meanwhile Clegg's family have thanked South Africans for their outpouring of support during their time of loss.

RELATED: Johnny Clegg reveals plans for the future as final world tour draws to a close

Listen as John Maytham shares his memories and pays tribute to musician Johnny Clegg:


17 July 2019 4:03 PM
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