Mandela helped me meet and sing with my idol Miriam Makeba: Usha Uthup

Updated: Nov 28 2022 2:17AM

Johannesburg, Nov 28 (PTI) Veteran Indian singer Usha Uthup on Sunday recalled how the late former President Nelson Mandela once helped her meet and sing with her idol, legendary South African singer Miriam Makeba.

Uthup was on a whirlwind tour of just two performances -- at Durban on Saturday night and at Johannesburg on Sunday.

At the Johannesburg show Sunday evening, Uthup said when she last toured South Africa 25 years ago, the organisers also took her to meet Mandela at his offices.