Thousands honour ‘rumba king’ Papa Wemba at requiem mass in Kinshasa

A mourner pays his respects during the funeral of rumba musician Papa Wemba in Kinshasa on May 2, 2016.
Democratic Republic of Congo's rumba king Papa Wemba was posthumously awarded one of his country's highest honours, a week after he collapsed on stage and died aged 66. / AFP PHOTO

Thousands of fans paid a final tearful tribute to Congolese “rumba king” Papa Wemba at a requiem mass in Kinshasa on Wednesday where his songs were played, before he is laid to rest.

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