Rasta the Painter has shown off portraits he painted in honour of the late Mbongeni Ngema.
Everyone knows Rasta the Painter attends the funerals of high-profile people to create portraits to honour them. The famous painter was a guest at Mbongeni Ngema’s Funeral, and Mzansi was happy to see him there.
He recently took to social media and showed off portraits of Ngema. He wrote, “Farewell @drmbongeningema, your bravery liberated us from incindezi. With your guitar and creative skills, you won the battle without da bullet.” He also wished him a good rest.
TimesLIVE reported on Zuma’s comments during Ngema’s Funeral. He said,
“When I was told that he had passed, I thought it was a joke. I thought he’d never die. I thought he’d live forever because of the way he was. It’s shocking that we are here to say goodbye. When I heard, I asked myself ‘why not us who are old?’ What shall become of us with Mbongeni no longer with us?”
“He was a man amongst men. We have truly lost a great talent. He told a story through song in such a way that you would know it word by word and never forget it. I was very lucky because I knew him at an early stage. He fought for freedom and was able to pass the message of how we were oppressed no.”
“Mbongeni was not just a friend, a comrade who fought for freedom with all his might, this man was prominent worldwide in a way that educated the youth through storytelling and song.”