Tributes continue for jazz presenter and radio legend Mesh Mapetla

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Mesh Mapetla’s daughter Neo says her late father was a humble soul who taught her a lot about music.
Tributes continue to pour in for jazz presenter and radio legend Mesh Mapetla who passed away on Tuesday at age 71.

His radio career centred around the presentation of Jazz programs at the SABC and is known in Jazz circles as the ultimate Jazz fundi.

Mesh Mapetla worked for the erstwhile Radio SR which is now 702, Radio Metro and Lesedi FM. Many Jazz artists have credited “Bra Mesh” for their success in the industry. Stan Bodibe a friend and colleague spoke fondly of Mapetla.

Mapetla’s daughter Neo says her late father was a humble soul who taught her a lot about music.

Mesh Mapetla died at the Chris Hani Baragwaneth hospital on Tuesday aged 71. Neo says his father had been ill for some time.

“We went to shows together. He taught me about different genres of music. I will always remember his beautiful smile. I was always daddy’s girl. He will be greatly missed. There’s a huge void that we are filling right now. We want to say farewell in a celebratory way.”

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