Robbie Malinga’s tombstone to be removed
Written by Keshia Jansen on January 3, 2018
The tombstone of the late Robbie Malinga, which features a statue of him, is set to be removed and remodelled due to a lack of resemblance to the veteran artist.
The tombstone, which was unveiled on Tuesday, is said to have been designed to honour Robbie’s award-winning life.
His statue is surrounded by replicas of his awards.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, CEO of Bataung Memorials Lebohang Khitsane said that they had received negative feedback on social media because the statue ‘does not look like Robbie.’
“We have seen the feedback on social media and have decided to remove the tombstone and redesign it based on that. People have pointed out that the features on the statue do not resemble Robbie 100%,” he said.
Khitsane revealed to TshisaLIVE that the tombstone, which weighs in at seven tons, was made by a team of 15 people and cost approximately R500 000.
See the tombstone below.
Image via Twitter.