African jazz music lovers on Sunday joined relatives and friends of Ray Phiri, an undisputed music maestro in laying him to rest in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Phiri, also known as Ray Chikapa died last week in South Africa after a long battle with lung cancer.
He was a great guitarist, lyrist and composer.
Popular band Black Smith Mambazo paid homage to the fallen hero by playing music at the funeral.
He played with great musical bands in South Africa which include Stimela.
His death also coincided with that of one hidden but great musician Nenani Ligoya Mphande.
Mphande also died last week and was laid to rest in Zomba. She was a music lecturer at Chancellor College.
She was one of the founders of e-wallet, a tv talent show program and became one of its famous judges.