The redesigned statue for the tombstone of renowned musician and producer Robbie Malinga was unveiled in front of his family and friends in Johannesburg's Westpark Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.
The statue had to be remade after members of the public pointed out that it did not resemble the late star.
A 7-ton statue and tombstone placed at Robbie Malinga's grave this week will have to be redesigned after fans on social media complained that it looked nothing like the music icon, according to @SowetanLIVE . pic.twitter.com/EQaUhh7ALE— Tsepo Ngomane. (@TsepoNgomane) January 8, 2018
Bataung Memorials took down the statue, vowing to erect a better one soon after.
Here's how the new one came out:
And the complete tombstone with the redesigned statue:
While many felt it was a better resemblance than the first one, others felt it still fell short:
The real Robbie Malinga's statue pic.twitter.com/1AS6JsMXvO— Bongani Tshabalala (@BonganiDonga) January 23, 2018
WHERE IS ONE FINGER ?— HAPPY K 🌟💖👑 (@Happykhumalo54) January 24, 2018
Robbie Malinga has been redesigned and unveiled. Now hopefully we can let the legend Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/28qRn0uSNm
It's still isn't him— SIMPLY ME 🌻 (@Gee_Shange) January 24, 2018
This is not Robbie pic.twitter.com/A8YXZgI0nb
Bataung Memorials with the Robbie Malinga point 2 tombstone.— LesetjaMO (@MoLesetja) January 24, 2018
I suspect @APEXworld_ is the chief designer and architect of tombstones at Bataung Memorials.
This guys must change name to Bataung cartoons. pic.twitter.com/ZNW2KVTd1N
Malinga was laid to rest on January 2, following his death on Christmas Day from pancreatic cancer.