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South Africa: Johnny Clegg, the "White Zulu" is dead - RFI

2019-07-16T18:29:06.653Z

South African musician Johnny Clegg, nicknamed the "White Zulu," died Tuesday, July 16 from cancer at the age of 66, announced his



By RFIPubliée on 16-07-2019Modified on 16-07-2019 at 20:12

South African musician Johnny Clegg, nicknamed the "White Zulu", died on Tuesday, July 16 from cancer at the age of 66, said his manager at the public television channel SABC.

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" Johnny died peacefully today, surrounded by his family in Johannesburg (...), after a four-and-a-half-year battle with cancer, " said his manager, Rodd Quinn. A cancer was diagnosed in 2015.

Johnny Clegg had success in the 1990s by adapting the mbaqanga, a traditional Zulu musical style. He had been heavily involved in the struggle against apartheid, the segregationist system in South Africa until 1994.

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