close
Celebrity NewsMusic

Tributes continue to pour for Robbie Malinga

Musician Robbie Malinga passed away

South African music legend Robbie Malinga passed away yesterday. Malinga had been diagnosed with anaemia earlier this year and has been in and out of hospital.

“South Africans will miss a genius in music,” his friend TK Nciza, TS Records founder, told eNCA. He described Robbie, as the “funniest guy” he had ever met and a “serious stalwart”.

Malinga was “the Hugh Masekela of our time”, said Nciza, adding that he helped build the careers of many, including Zahara.

The shock news of the Insimbi and Sobabili hitmaker’s death came as South Africa celebrates Christmas yesterday.

Nciza said that if there was one person who would remind him of a church or God, then it was Malinga.

Following his death celebrities, fans and admirers took to Twitter to pay tribute.

“South African music legend Robbie Malinga’s musical genius was evident from the early years of his career when he produced this Kwaito classic by Doc Shebeleza “Gets Getsa” #RememberingRobbieMalinga #RIPRobbieMalinga” – Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
“A sad loss to the South African music industry, we’ve lost a powerhouse. Condolences to his family and friends. #RIPRobbieMalinga,” – Club 808
 
“Legend down 😔 Sad day for South African music 💔💔💔 Go well Aya Rob 🙏🏾 #RIPRobbieMalinga” – NaakMusiQ
Era Baloyi

The author Era Baloyi

Era Baloyi is a Copywriter, Social Media Manager, Public Relations and Communications practitioner who is Co-Founder and CEO of Fame Africa TV. He's been with Fame Africa TV since 2014 and he's seen how the magazine grew. He focuses more on entertainment, music and movie reviews.

Leave a Response