Neyi Zimu. Picture: Twitter
Neyi Zimu. Picture: Twitter

Tributes continue to pour in for gospel icon Neyi Zimu

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Dec 5, 2019

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Mzansi woke up to the shocking news of the passing of gospel star Pastor Neyi Zimu. 

The news of his passing was informed by the gospel group, "Spirit of Praise", to which Zimu was a member. 

Taking to their official Twitter page, on Thursday morning, they shared: “Fam, it’s with great sadness that we have to inform you that Neyi Zimu has passed away last night. All the artist in SOP send sincere condolences to the Zimu Family.”

EFF spokesperson Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi also confirmed the devastating news of the gospel icon’s passing on social media, he shared: "Got a call this morning from Sis Nelle who says to me 'Pastor Neyi has gone to be with the Lord' #RIPNeyiZimu

"The Vaal has lost a giant, SA has lost a musical titan, and Gospel has lost a Shepard. But HEAVEN has gained a worship and choir leader. His will rest in power"

The "Retshepil Wena" hitmaker died at Busamed Modderfontein Hospital, on Wednesday, December 4, following a battle with skin cancer. This comes shortly after his wife Nelisiwe Sibisi-Zimu revealed that her husband was battling mycosis. He was later admitted at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital where he was undergoing chemotherapy.

Tributes from friends, fans and fellow musicians continue to pour in on social media as SA celebrate the life of Zimu and the appreciate how his music impacted many people's lives.

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