As the family of late hip-hop star ProKid prepare to bury the star this weekend, the Gauteng government has offered to assist them in giving the star a fitting send-off.
Speaking outside of ProKid's family home in Jabulani, Soweto on Monday, Gauteng MEC for community safety, Faith Mazibuko, said they had been in talks with the family and would close any gaps needed in the preparations.
"We will be celebrating life. He (ProKid) contributed. He was not just born, lived and died. We are here to assist. The family is in charge, we are here to close the gaps."
The MEC said her department was working to try to secure the hall at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto campus to hold the rapper's funeral service on Sunday.
Arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa also visited the house on Monday to meet with the family.
Hip-hop mega star Prokid (real name Linda Mkhize) died in the arms of his girlfriend, Mandisa Mbanjwa, whom he has been seeing for almost a year behind his wife’s back.
Sunday World reported that Ayanda, Prokid’s wife, burst into tears and screamed when she saw the lifeless body of the Dankie San hit-maker on Mbanjwa’s bed in her flat in in the Joburg CBD on Wednesday night.
Before his demise, the rapper spent a week at the flat.
Ayanda grabbed Prokid’s clothes and stormed out of Mbanjwa’s flat after she, the artist’s father and two brothers authorised the removal of his corpse to the mortuary.
Meanwhile, a memorial service for the star will be held on Thursday in Johannesburg ahead of his funeral.
He will be buried at Heroes Acre in Westpark Cemetery, Johannesburg alongside other music stars including Robbie Malinga and Mandoza.