Veteran musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka has paid tribute to the late gospel musician Dr Deborah Fraser.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka was at Deborah Fraser’s funeral service which was held at Hillcrest in Durban, KwaZuluNatal today.

Deborah Fraser passed away on the 15th of May 2022 after a long battle with sugar diabetes.

Chaka Chaka said Deborah Fraser’s music will always be there. She said they met in 1986 and they travelled to New York, London,Tanzania and many more other places together.


She added that Deborah Fraser was an icon who was not appreciated enough by the government.

The Umqombothi hitmaker said Deborah was an amazing person and they last spoke three weeks ago.

She went on to asure Deborah Fraser’s children that she will be there for them as a mother. She said the children will never be abandoned.

Yvonne told Nomcebo Zikode who is part of the family to stand and support and be there for the children.

May Deborah Fraser’s soul rest in eternal peace, our deepest condolences to her family, colleagues and industry friends.