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DEATH OF SIYABONGA KHUZWAYO (article first published : 2007-09-20)

Percussionist and drum-maker Siyabonga “Siya” Khuzwayo was tragically killed on August 29 in a violent incident near a filling station in Albert Park, Durban. After sustaining a severe stab wound to the chest area, he passed away, still seated in the car in which he was assaulted.

This young and gifted drummer from Clermont was a spirited member of the popular percussion band called Woodpeckers. He is survived by his child, still a toddler, also based Durban.

Besides spending time running the Field of Rhythm Drum Shop at the BAT Centre, Siyabonga Khuzwayo attended various drumming gigs where he taught and inspired many an onlooker about the African Drum. His strong and humble spirit could easily be seen through his eyes which spoke of a content soul that harboured no ill-feelings for others.

Siyabonga Khuzwayo should have appeared on the Jomba! Contemporary dance festival on September 1 as part of the Woodpeckers Percussionists in S’phelele Nzama’s dance piece. The empty space where he would have been sitting was marked by a lighted candle.




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