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Johnny Clegg and others like him, kept imprisoned Mandela and other anti-apartheid heroes’ names alive through music. Clegg was consistently in trouble with authorities for breaking the laws of racial segregation with his mixed-race bands and audiences.

“You know,” South African rocker Johnny Clegg says, “life is a constant balancing act between security and meaning…”

VIDEO: Over a thousand people attend a Johnny Clegg memorial event in Johannesburg, where artists and dignitaries sang and praised Clegg's pivotal role not only in Africa, but the world

#RIPJohnnyClegg | WATCH: 'A mlungu, a white man speaking Zulu' - Fond moments shared at Johnny Clegg's memorial

Everything that happened at Johnny Clegg's memorial | @Channel24 

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#RIPJohnnyClegg | WATCH: 'A mlungu, a white man speaking Zulu' - Fond moments shared at Johnny Clegg's memorial

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South African musician & anti-apartheid activist Johnny Clegg has died at age 66. His multi-racial bands mixed Zulu and European folk, challenging white minority rule despite censorship and arrests.

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JUST IN: Johnny Clegg has died. He was 66. The South African musician had battled pancreatic cancer since 2015, only announcing his struggle two years ago.

@NPR  Johnny Clegg wrote his 1987 song "Asimbonanga " for Nelson Mandela. It became an anthem for South Africa's freedom fighters.

RIP to a true South African musical icon, Johnny Clegg 💔 May his legacy live on through his incredible music ✊

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Johnny Clegg, one of the most celebrated voices in modern South African music has died. He was 66.

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19 photos celebrating Johnny Clegg's incredible life | @Channel24 

BREAKING NEWS: SA music legend Johnny Clegg has died. His manager has confirmed that he passed away this afternoon. BD

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