Posting a collection of photos to Twitter, the 31-year-old wrote: "My dad was deeply connected to this place..." Picture: @Jesse_Clegg/Twitter
Posting a collection of photos to Twitter, the 31-year-old wrote: "My dad was deeply connected to this place..." Picture: @Jesse_Clegg/Twitter

Jesse Clegg honours his dad's legacy by performing Zulu ritual

By Entertainment reporter Time of article published Feb 11, 2020

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Musician Jesse Clegg and his family spent last weekend performing an important Zulu ritual in honour of his father Johnny Clegg's life. 

The ritual was done in KwaZulu-Natal at the homestead of his father's musical partner Sipho Mchunu.

Posting a collection of photos to Twitter, the 31-year-old wrote: "My dad was deeply connected to this place, & to be able to commemorate & honor him here, surrounded by love & family, was very special."

Clegg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, and died July 16, 2019, leaving behind his wife Jenny, and two sons, Jesse and Jaron.

Clegg's band Juluka began as a duo with Sipho Mchunu, and was the first group in the South African apartheid-era with a white man and a black man. 

The band, which grew to a six-member group by the time it released its first album "Universal Men" in 1979, faced harassment and censorship. Despite being ignored and often harassed by the SA government, Juluka were able to tour internationally, playing in Europe, Canada, and the United States.

Jesse's post seemed to have struck a chord with Twitter, with many reminiscing on Clegg's earlier days and the legacy he left behind.


 


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