Tributes pour in following Joseph Shabalala’s death

Founder of Grammy award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, has died at the age of 78. The star died following a long illness. Joseph was part of the iconic group for 50 years before announcing his retirement in 2013.

The South African Government confirmed the sad news with a social media post expressing its condolences. It said in part; “We would like to extend our condolences on the passing of Joseph Shabalala who was the founder of the group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Ulale ngoxolo Tata ugqatso lwakho ulufezile.”

Tributes have started pouring in from his friends and fans.

Tributes pour in following Joseph Shabalala’s death. May his soul rest in peace.

 

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Rest well Qhawe. Thank you for the music. Thank you for flying South Africa’s flag high in the world. True ambassador of Culture. We were honored to work with you and knowing you. To @theladysmithblackmambazo akwehlanga lungehlanga. Native Rhythms is with you in spirit at this time. Ubaba besimthanda Kanye Nani nonke. #ripjosephshabalala

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Rest in peace, lala ngoxolo, uyidlalile Indima yakho Baba. Siyabonga Bhekizizwe Joseph Siphatimandla Mxoveni Mshengu Bigboy Shabalala. Isicathamiya will not be the same without you 1f614 - Tributes pour in following Joseph Shabalala’s death. #RIPJosephShabalala

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