Founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo Joseph Shabalala has passed away at age 78.
Shabalala has been battling with his health ever since his retirement from the group five years ago.
He founded the group in 1960 and the group won numerous international awards including a couple of Grammy's.
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