Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of Joseph Shabalala , founder and musical director of the choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who died on February 11, 2020.
Joseph Shabalala, born Bhekizizwe Joseph Siphatimandla Mxoveni Mshengu Bigboy Shabalala, was a South African singer and musician who was the founder and musical director of the choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
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. #RIPJosephShabalala [Photo: Flicker: Seth Gordon] pic.twitter.com/Sazg9hoWew
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) February 11, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of Joseph Shabalala. This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
“Joseph Shabalala took Ladysmith Black Mambazo and brought their music all over the world. Imagine! What a great accomplishment for a boy from Apartheid South Africa. I admired him for his music and his Godly spirit. People love Mambazo. I love Joseph. We had a great time.” -Paul pic.twitter.com/AJUOVVEScN
— Paul Simon (@PaulSimonMusic) February 12, 2020
[REST IN PEACE JOSEPH SHABALALA]
— Inkatha Freedom Party (@IFPinParliament) February 11, 2020
Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala
Our Founder, our Teacher and most importantly, our Father left us today for eternal peace. We celebrate and honor your kind heart and your extraordinary life. Through your music and the millions who you came in contact with, you shall live forever. pic.twitter.com/2eDNFDUAGf
— Ladysmith Black Mambazo (@therealmambazo) February 11, 2020
RIP: Joseph Shabalala has passed away
— Kgopolo Mphela (@PhilMphela) February 11, 2020
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