JONAS Gwangwa will be laid to rest tomorrow (29 January).

His family said his funeral service will be streamed live on YouTube. The service will be held at Christ King Anglican Church in Sophiatown, Joburg, from 9am. Only the family and close friends of the legendary jazz icon will be allowed to attend the funeral service due to the Covid-19 regulations which only allow 50 people to attend funerals.

Gwangwa, who was 83 years old, died last week Saturday 23 January. This was the same day Hugh Masekela died in 2018 and Oliver Mtukudzi in 2019.


He will be honoured with a special provincial state funeral. "As the family, we are conscious of the negative role that funerals play in spreading the virus, thus we will strictly adhere to relevant regulations and contribute positively to the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We request and will appreciate your support for social distancing, masking and sanitising. The church service will be streamed online via YouTube link, which will be accessible even after Friday," said the family in a statement.