Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala passes away
Founder of Grammy Award-winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala has passed away at the Life Eugene Marais Hospital in Pretoria.
He has been battling with his health ever since his retirement from the group about five years ago.
Manager Xolani Majozi says Shabalala has not been well since December.
“He was admitted in hospital in December in Durban. He was then transferred to another hospital in Gauteng. He’s not been feeling well and we plead with the community and all the South Africans to pray for the family of Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Shabalala family as they are facing this situation. He was referred early in the month around the 3rd of January to the Gauteng hospital.”
Joseph Shabalala was born on 28 August 1941 and was well known for his unique bass vocals. [Read More]