- Gospel artist Malibongwe Gcwabe has passed away after most of his lifetime spent dedicated to making music and giving praise
- Mzansi gospel musicians have continued to send their messages of condolences to the star's family and friends
- The Enkosi Bawo hitmaker died on Wednesday night after a short illness
Tributes have continued to pour in for the late gospel singer Malibongwe Gcwabe.
The star passed away on Wednesday night after a short illness. He was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after suffering from an asthma attack.
Gcwabe's daughter Agape Gcwabe shared the sad news of his passing on Facebook.
Gospel greats such as Zanele Mbokazi, Sipho Makhabane and Betusile have shared their messages of condolences and tributes on social media.
Zanele posted on Instagram:
"The gospel music industry mourns tonight. Rest in peace soldier."
Betusile said she was honoured to share the stage with Gcwabe and she was "very sad" that he has passed on.
Friend and promoter, Luckie Shongwe, said Gcwabe died at Cecilia Makhiwane Hospital, SowetanLive reports.
Shongwe said when the singer died he was in the middle of recording a song about Covid-19 with gospel singer Khanyisa Sabuka.
"We lost one of the greatest gospel musicians. Malibongwe was a talented and dedicated artist. He was always willing to help poor people as a result we were organizing food parcels that he was going to donate to the people.
"I saw him last week, he was fine and looking forward to completing the recording of the song. But I understand that he was rushed to hospital yesterday (Tuesday)."
Makhabane gave the Enkosi Bawo hitmaker the first big break when he recorded his first and second album, according to SowetanLIVE.
"I met Malibongwe when he was a member of Youth with Mission Gospel group. I realized that he was talented and we recorded his solo project. I was there when he got married I sang at his wedding."
Makhabane described Gcwabe as a humble and down-to-earth person.
"He was dedicated to his work. As someone that I mentored I was very happy with his progress as an artist."
Briefly.co.za saw how Gwabe's fans have been flooding his Facebook page with messages of condolences and tributes since the news of his death broke.
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