Nineteen years after her death Brenda Fassie is still pretty much alive in the hearts of many South Africans – even those who may not have been born at the time of her death.
“Madonna of the Townships,” as she is often called, had a brilliant music career until her death. At the time of her death, she had a son called Bongani, who continues her push her legacy to this day. It is on record that she wanted more children and even went sperm donor hunting at some point.
All that are in the past now, as her odyssey on earth has come to an end. But she achieved so much before her death that there is so much to remember her by almost two decades later.
In a recent post online, South African Classic Music gave snippets into her life and death, affirming that she is still loved many years after. The reactions to the post indicated the claim was indeed correct. Many South Africans are still enamored of the singer.
A lot has happened since her death, of course. Bongani has grown into a young man, but he remains continuously embedded in controversies, from gender-based violence to alleged drug abuse.