Grammy-winning SA musician Joseph Shabalala has died

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JOHANNESBURG, February 11 – Popular South African musician Joseph Shabalala, who founded the multi-Grammy award winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has died, local media reported on Tuesday.

Television news channel eNCA said Shabalala, who had since retired from the group after five decades as an active musician, died aged 78 on Tuesday morning after a long illness.

In a brief message via its Twitter account, the South African government extended its condolences on Shabalala’s passing.

– African News Agency (ANA)