Late legendary American rapper Tupac Shakur’s ashes were taken to Africa, the reason has been revealed.

Rapper Tupac Shakur Amaru had his ashes buried in Soweto. The ashes of the American rapper were buried in Soweto on the 10th anniversary of his murder at the height of the US “rap wars”.

Many people have been wondering why his ashes were buried in South Africa instead of the United States of America.

The ashes of the rapper, who died in September 1996, were transported by his mother Afeni Shakur to Soweto in South Africa in 2006 where she met with Nelson Mandela.

Tupac Shakur’s mother was joined by Tupac’s sister Gloria Cox and his daughter Set Shakur where they visited South African hospitals and orphanages to make a small donation to them.

Tupac Shakur’s mother Afeni Shakur while explaining the reason behind her move to the media as captured on NME said she wants her son to rest well in a special place.

She said:

“I feel blessed to be able to visit South Africa, especially Soweto. Events that happened there are so much a part of our history and it will be an honour for my son to rest in this special place.

“The birthplace of the South African struggle for democracy. Nelson Mandela’s contribution to the people of South Africa has been immeasurable and I look forward to helping with his work all over the country.”

Tupac Shakur died on September 13, 1996, six days after an unknown gunman in a white Cadillac shot him four times in the chest at a stoplight in Las Vegas.

While in the critical care unit on the afternoon of Friday, September 13, 1996, Shakur died of respiratory failure that led to cardiac arrest after the removal of his right lung.

Source: NME