As South Africa continues to mourn Robbie Malinga, his brother Bheki Malinga issued a statement saying the hitmaker died peacefully surrounded by family members at home.
Speaking to IOL news Bheki shared how his brother insisted that his whole family come have Christmas lunch at his home in Dainfern.
“We had lunch for the family yesterday (Christmas Day), organised by him. He insisted while in his hospital bed that this (family lunch) must happen. The (family) gathered at his place yesterday. This was the first time everybody showed up,” said Bheki.
Bheki went on to share Robbie’s exact final moment before he passed on.
“Believe me, before people finished their plates he just gave up. He smiled, held my hand and just gave up; he had asked me to turn him facing the east. He gave his back to everybody who was there in the room. That was his sign of saying goodbye,” he told IOL.
In his last days, Robbie and his wife Ann Malinga enjoyed a peaceful holiday in the Maldives.
Robbie Malinga had just released his latest self-titled album and was set to perform in a number of events around the country.