"Asimbonanga" as written by and Jonathan Paul Clegg....
Asimbonanga--------------------(we have not seen him)
Asimbonang' umandela thina-----(we have not seen mandela)
Laph'ekhona--------------------(in the place where he is)
Laph'ehleli khona--------------(in the place where he is kept)

Oh the sea is cold and the sky is grey
Look across the island into the bay
We are all islands till comes the day
We cross the burning water


A seagull wings across the sea
Broken silence is what I dream
Who has the words to close the distance
Between you and me


Steve biko, victoria mxenge
Neil aggett
Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina----(we have not seen our brother)
Laph'ekhona--------------------(in the place where he is)
Laph'wafela khona--------------(in the place where he died)
Hey wena-----------------------(hey you!)
Hey wena nawe------------------(hey you and you as well)
Siyofika nini la' siyakhona----(when will we arrive at our destination)

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"Asimbonanga" as written by Jonathan Paul Clegg


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    General CommentPoignant, hauntingly beautiful piece.... Resonates so strongly with my teenage years, spent in South Africa.
    pausheon December 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWe have not seen him...
    and we will never see him again...
    mpenguinon December 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentGone but not 4gotten, his legacy lives on.
    angaon December 15, 2013   Link

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