Tributes are pouring in for Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala.
The 78-year-old legend passed away in a Pretoria hospital after a long illness.
He was hospitalised last month after being treated for an undisclosed illness last year.
Eusebius McKaiser speaks to writer and journalist Percy Mabandu about the life of Shabalala.
We came into the world just as Joseph Shabalala defied the culture of boycott and introduced us to the world.— Percy Mabandu, Writer and journalist
This is not like a band that got a great album and got recognised, they were consistently winning all the awards.— Percy Mabandu, Writer and journalist
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
[REST IN PEACE JOSEPH SHABALALA]— Inkatha Freedom Party (@IFPinParliament) February 11, 2020
IFP National Spokesperson, @MkhulekoHlengwa statement of condolences to follow shortly - on behalf of the party leadership. #LadysmithBlackMambazo #RIPJosephShabalala pic.twitter.com/63osNYs5LY
Listen to the full interview below...