In the wake of experiencing a total redesign‚ Robbie Malinga’s loved ones assembled at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening for the disclosing of his new headstone.
The veteran music maker kicked the bucket from organize four pancreatic disease on Christmas day and was covered early this month.
The underlying 7-ton tombstone‚ which was raised upon the arrival of Robbie’s burial service must be expelled after it drew sharp feedback via web-based networking media over an absence of similarity to the music symbol.
Family representative and Robbie’s brother‚ Bheki Malinga turned out to be excessively passionate when the new gravestone was disclosed amid a personal service went to by Robbie’s significant other Ann‚ his child Robbie Jnr‚ relatives and dear companions.
“I’m too emotional to talk‚ but what I can say is that we are happy with the work. There is so much resemblance now especially the head‚” said Bheki.
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The underlying life-sized statue has been supplanted with a half-body figure of the vocalist wearing a dark blazer‚ dim shirt and his mark shades. The stone additionally incorporates a piano and a reproduction of the considerable number of honors Robbie has scooped over his 20-year vocation.
Robbie’s long time companion and musician‚ Doc Shebeleza who was additionally sorted out the performer’s burial service said that despite the fact that they were not happy with the underlying tombstone‚ Ann needed to settle on an official conclusion to evacuate it.
“As much as we knew him‚ we could not say much. We were there to help as we knew our brother‚ as much as we were not happy with the statue‚ Ann had to make the final decision without us being seen as meddling. But I was kept informed of all the developments and I am happy with the recent work‚” said Doc Shebeleza.
President of Bataung Memorials‚ Lebohang‚ Khitsane‚ said he needed to change everything and make something that has more character and typifies Robbie’s life better.
“It took a week and half to complete the work with a team of six artists assigned to redo the face. I’m really happy with the outcome. We made a lot of changes so that it represents the life of a singer.”