- Rebecca Malope has expressed her sorrow at the loss of fellow Gospel star, Neyi Zimu
- She did not think he would pass away so young and says it was a shock to hear about his passing
- Neyi has tragically lost his battle against skin cancer
It was with extreme sadness that South Africans learnt about the death of gospel star, Neyi Zimu.
Fellow gospel singer, Rebecca Malope has shared in the country's sentiments of sadness and sorrow, TimesLIVE reports.
Rebecca said she had prayed daily for his healing and was very upset to hear that he did not make it.
"I was so shocked to hear about his death. We were praying that he was going to make it through."
She added that the gospel world is heartbroken by Neyi's passing.
"We know that cancer is a very serious thing, but we did not know that it would be so soon. We don't know what pain he went through and the struggles he went through, but losing someone so young is so heartbreaking."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Hulisani Ravele paid tribute to the late gospel singer.
The beloved preacher is being mourned by the entire Christian nation.
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