By Nokwanda Sibandze and Ayanda Dlamini | 2019-12-06
ESWATINI Council of Christian Artists has sent condolences to South African singer and Neyi Zimu's family and fans.
Speaking to ESWACA PRO Nhlanhla Mathunjwa, he said they were deeply touched by the singer’s passing.
"As ESWACA we are very sad and we would like first to send condolences to his family and fans. We would also like to send condolences to the South African gospel music fertenity because we work with them a lot," he said.
"Zimu was one of the most dynamic artists in the music industry and he persevered in the industry because he started singing a long time ago but only became successful at a later stage," he added.
Mathunjwa said he taught a number of artists a lot of things about the industry and those lessons would be passed on forever.
Well-known gospel musician and Pastor Neyi Zimu has passed on after a long illness. Zimu died on Wednesday after being admitted to Busamed Hospital in Modderfontein, Gauteng, for treatment of a rare blood disorder that affected his skin.
According to Move magazine, the Jehova Re Tshepile Wena hitmaker's skin started showing changes earlier this year and he began to appear in public and onstage wearing gloves. The changes soon began to show on his face too, but he kept on performing even as his condition worsened.
Local tributes pour in for Neyi Zimu
SOCIAL media has been flooded with tributes to gospel singer and Pastor Neyi Zimu after news of his death broke on Wednesday.
In a statement on social media last month, Neyi's wife, Nelizisiwe, said he was undergoing chemotherapy for mycosis fungoides.
Friend and gospel singer Dr Tumi shared his shock and heartbreak at the news on Twitter: “Nothing would have prepared me for that call #RIPNeyiZimu.
You represented the kingdom so well,” “Thank you for the contribution you have made and how you have touched our lives. Forever loved and your ministry will live on.” Using #RIPNeyiZimu, local fans have been sending tributes and sharing his music.
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