Close friends and family of late musician Anthony “Tsekeleke” Motaung are expected to gather at the family’s home in Tembisa next weekend for a private funeral of the Fatty Boom Boom star.
Tsekeleke died in a Vosloorus hospital on Tuesday after a long battle with diabetes, which saw his leg amputated on four occasions. He had spent the past three months in hospital undergoing procedures and treatment for his condition.
Tsekeleke’s close friend and mentor Max “Chief” Mjamba said the star would be honoured at a private funeral service next Saturday, 12 August, before being buried at the Mooifontein Cemetery in Tembisa.
Fans will get a chance to pay tribute to Tsekeleke at a memorial service that will be held on Women’s Day next Wednesday from 12 noon at the Rabasotho Community Centre in the area.
“We want to honour our friend with a big send off so we have decided to make it on a day where people will be available to come and pay tribute to him,” Mjamba said.
Pastor Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng this week said that he had been asked to help bury late kwaito star Tsekeleke after the family called on him to lend a helping hand.
“There are challenges but I will help where I can because the [financial] situation at home is not the best. The atmosphere is obviously so sombre. They have asked me to officiate the funeral, and I will do it. I will bury him despite the fact that he had stopped coming to church, because he loved and believed in me and I love him too,” he said.
Mjamba could not confirm this but said Tsekeleke’s family were finalising the details as they were slowly coming to terms with the star’s death.
“The family is still in shock but they are coping better with every passing day. It is painful but they are focusing one things at a day,” he said.