WATCH: Ramaphosa honours Dr Rebecca Malope with the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver

Cyril Ramaphosa honours Dr Rebecca Malope with the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver

Watch the moment legendary artist Rebecca Malope accepted her national order from President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Dr Rebecca Malope and Cyril Ramaphosa
Dr Rebecca Malope and Cyril Ramaphosa/ Twitter screenshot

Legendary gospel artist, Dr Rebecca Malope, was recently honoured by the South African government for the tremendous work she has done in the country. 

The singer was a recipient of the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver. 

She was honoured for her distinguished contribution to South African music. Her unique voice brings joy and comfort to many through meaningful gospel music.

"Hallelujah Hallelujah Folded hands Praise God !! Thank you @PresidencyZA. This is such a big moment for me," Dr Rebecca Malope wrote on Twitter. 

See the moment she received the order below. 

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The 'African Queen of Gospel', as many call her, has been in the music industry since the late 1980s. 

She was discovered on the 'Shell Road To Fame' singing competition. Malope sang 'Shine On' which was dedicated to the apartheid struggle in South Africa.

After winning the competition, she went on to become a solo artist, singing Bubblegum music, before choosing to do Gospel music. 

She has over 30 albums and countless awards.  Her albums have sold millions of copies all over Africa. 

Dr Rebecca Malope was not the only musician who was honoured by the president. 

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, Dr Joseph Shabalala, was also honoured for his exceptional contribution to the promotion of African Isicathamiya music which was showcased on world stages, and brought honour and unity to South Africa.

READ: Rebecca Malope's moving performance at Mary Twala's funeral

Image courtesy of Twitter

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