WHILE the nation mourns Ray’s passing, his 113 year old mum still doesn’t know her son’s dead.
“The elders have been trying to find a way to tell her,” said family spokesman Sheriff Molefe.
Ray’s mum lives on a farm near Kanyamazane, Mpumalanga.
“The department of social services has sent professional psychologists to assist us in breaking the sad news to her,” he said.
Refilo Motsweni, acting premier for Mpumalanga while Premier David Mabuza is on leave, visited the family and said Ray will get a special state funeral.
“The province has lost an icon.
“His death leaves a huge gap in the province and the music industry.”
She said details about the memorial and the funeral service will be communicated soon.
Ray also leaves behind his wife and three kids.