People flooded Twitter with condolences for the Shabalala family and the South African music industry as a whole as news that the founder of the legendary South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo died on Tuesday morning.
I’m blasting all Ladysmith Black Mambazo jams on @JOOXSouthAfrica today in memory of Joseph Shabalala
— Bhut’ Malume 🇿🇦 (@I_Am_Yanda) February 11, 2020
— ★Mdevah 𓃵 (@KingMdevah) February 11, 2020
RIP Joseph Shabalala I had the privellege to view a show about your life at the Soweto theatre a child of ancestors a child who was gifted in song pic.twitter.com/U9FMHQ5B4z
— Nelisiwe (@FikileMuhles20) February 11, 2020
Joseph Shabalala the founder and lead singer of Ladysmith Black Mambazo died this morning. He will always occupy a very special place in the hearts of workers who stayed in the apartheid single sex hostels. #RIPJosephShabalala pic.twitter.com/4PQBDfEZAr
— SAFTU (@SAFTU_media) February 11, 2020
Sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Bab’Joseph Shabalala who made an indelible mark in South Africa and the world through Isichatamiya. Your music will forever live on. #RIPJosephShabalala pic.twitter.com/PDD5VybzIZ
— The Funeral Helper – Nokuthula Vezi (@funeralhelperza) February 11, 2020
You gave the world a good show beautiful songs that you sang, you pioneered the Creative industry and became a patriot of our great Nation, today the Universe will mourn your departure.
Rest in eternal peace Prof Joseph Shabalala.
— Mfundoyakhe Shezi 🇿🇦 (@Mfundoyakhe_S) February 11, 2020