Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko wants the late hip-hop star Linda ProKid Mkhize to be buried at Heroes Acre at Westpark Cemetery. Linda died last week after her suffered a severe seizure while visiting a friend.
According to IOL, MEC described ProKid as a good example of how young people expressed and promoted their talent. The publication further stated that there were negotiations that he be buried at Heroes Acre.
“Together with the City of Joburg, we are negotiating that he be laid at the Heroes Acre at Westpark Cemetery. He will lay with his peers like Mandoza and Robbie Malinga.”
On Monday morning, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa and Faith visited Linda’s family. He said that it is important as a government to pay their respect and support the family during this difficult time.
“We still have a long way to go here in South Africa. People don’t spend a lot of money to support artists. We want to change the narrative of them being supported only outside the borders of the country.
“He was a real trailblazer and big in hip-hop. He’s rapping always emphasised his ekasi roots. He has not been afraid to express himself and his character. Language defines who we are first and foremost.” – Mthethwa said.
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