The Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture has extended its sincere condolences to the friends, family, colleagues and fans of the legendary gospel artist, Dr Deborah Fraser.
Fraser was described as a multi-talented vocalist who wowed audiences with her extraordinary voice and the greatest female gospel singer of all time.
Fraser died at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto on Sunday after suffering a stroke.
She is a popular gospel artist who began her illustrious career in 1985 as a backing vocalist for various artists including Hugh Masekela, Jonas Gwangwa, Lucky Dube and Brenda Fassie.
Fraiser’s album, Abanye Bayombona, released in 2000, is estimated to have sold 1 million copies, making it the best-selling album.
ANC National Spokesperson, Pule Mabe said she was an activist in her own right and a staunch supporter of the movement. She performed at ANC events without hesitation, using her melodious voice to energize her supporters.
His popular song Mina Ngohlala Nginje became the ANC election anthem and is still played at our events.
Mabe said Mama Fraser’s passing is truly a sad loss for the creative industry and the nation at large.
“May his soul rest in eternal peace,” said Mabe.
Fraser has produced several award-winning albums throughout her career.
Recently received a Doctor of Philosophy in Sacred Music from the Christian Leadership Academy.
The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) offers condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of legendary gospel singer, Deborah Fraser.
“When death comes, it is never pleasant for anyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fraser family. May their comfort and his soul rest in peace,”said EFF..