Zim stars mourn Mandoza

HARARE - Award-winning DJ Stavo, who collaborated with the late kwaito star Mandoza three years ago, is among local artistes who have paid tribute to the crossover artiste who succumbed to cancer on Sunday.

DJ Stavo and the Nkalakatha hit-maker did a duet titled Mnandi in 2013 that attracted regional attention for the Kwekwe Hustler Records boss.

The Kwekwe-based DJ, whose recent collaboration with South African artistes Trademark and Muungu Africa — Ngimtholile — is regularly featuring on Trace Africa, mourned the 50-50 hit-maker via Instagram.

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of the legendary #Mandoza. He was a true legend and really inspired me.

“Your music will play on forever. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.”

South Africa-based Zimbabwean dancehall star Buffalo Soul Jah lauded Mandoza for being South Africa’s crossover pioneer.

“RIP to the great Kwaito Star #Mandoza. I was privileged to share the stage with you once in Bulawayo two years back. You made kwaito cool even to white people. May your soul rest in peace and your music live forever,” wrote Buffalo Soul Jah on his Instagram.

Mandoza’s death also shocked veteran broadcaster Ezra Tshisa Sibanda who took to Twitter to express his sorrow over Mandoza’s death.

“Devastated by the loss of my dear friend and brother, kwaito star Mandoza. Your music lives on and thanks for everything, RIP.”

Comments (2)

I was shocked by this sudden death of the ALL time GREAT KWAITO PAPA.MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE MANDOZA

soft - 20 September 2016

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Joseph Phiri - 21 September 2016

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