Bacardi music pioneer Vusi Ma R5’s memorial and funeral service details

Itumeleng 'Vusi MaR5' Mosoeu in Thaba (Ke Chenchitse)

Itumeleng ‘Vusi MaR5’ Mosoeu in Thaba (Ke Chenchitse)

The life of Bacardi music pioneer Vusi Ma R5, real name Itumeleng Mosoeu, will be honoured at a memorial service on Thursday.

The 34-year-old was killed in the early hours of Monday.

His manager Mothusi Mokhwazo said the Matenase hitmaker’s all-black-themed memorial service would be at the Indoor Sports Centre in Mabopane, north of Pretoria.

“The service will start at noon,” he added.

Vusi Ma R5 will then be laid to rest on Sunday.

“The service will start at 06:00 at his residence in Block A, Mabopane,” Mokhwazo said.

Earlier in the week, he said the Mosoeu family, and Tribal Records management requested privacy and respect during their time of grieving.

According to Gauteng police, the musician was shot and killed in the Soshanguve area. Per their statement, his body was found beside the road with gunshot wounds.

“According to reports, the victim was sitting with his friends outside a tavern at ext 13 in Soshanguve when he went across the road to the car,” police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello said in the statement. “The others allegedly just heard gunshots, and when they went to investigate, they found the victim lying on the ground.”

A police investigation is underway. 

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