Messages of condolences are continuing to pour in for Afro-pop veteran singer, Robbie Malinga who died Monday at the age of 49.
Many South Africans have taken to social media to pay tribute to Malinga.
He had been ill for a number of months.
Malinga was admitted to hospital in June after being diagnosed with anaemia.
Trade unionist, Zwelinzima Vavi, was marvelling at his ability to work with numerous artists.
I am saddened by the death of Robbie Malinga. For some reason I was playing his videos last night – featuring and partnering with other huge SA talents! #RIPRobbieMalinga
— Zwelinzima Vavi (@Zwelinzima1) December 25, 2017
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says Malinga was one of the greatest talents that South Africa had ever produced.
Just heard of the tragic news of Robbie’s passing. It’s a great loss for South Africa and its music industry. He has worked with many people which showed many the kind of person he was.
RIP TO THE LEGEND
— RSA Minister of Police (@MbalulaFikile) December 25, 2017
Malinga won numerous awards including the South African Music Award last year for the Best Produced Album.
Malinga is synonymous to South African households, dance floors and weddings with his songs and artists he produced.
His music career dates back to Kwaito days with hits like Insimbi.
He later moved from making Kwaito to producing award winning Afro pop hits.
His work includes producing Musa’s Mthande, Kelly Khumalo’s Sobabile and Amanda Black’s Amazulu.
The Soweto born artist has been in and out of hospital. Some of his latest public appearances include an interview on 5FM’s Fresh Breakfast.
Malinga was a devoted husband to his wife.
We’re heartbroken to learn the news of the untimely passing of legendary Kwaito & Afro Pop producer, Robbie Malinga. We have lost an illustrious Kwaito pioneer who paved the way for future generations of artists. We send our deepest sympathies to his loved ones. #RIPRobbieMalinga pic.twitter.com/0LtPCv9vZz
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) December 25, 2017
Heartfelt condolences to #RobbieMalinga’s friends, fans & family. ?? may his soul Rest In Peace.
— Malusi Gigaba (@mgigaba) December 25, 2017
Not so long ago he gave us his self-title album called “Robbie Malinga” and many other hit songs it’s sad to know that he has sadly passed away ?? we will miss you Mr Robbie “King of Love Songs” Malinga #RIPRobbieMalinga #RobbieMalinga pic.twitter.com/WmnrjZKfxf
— SIBONGILE NTULI?? (@Sibongile_Dust) December 25, 2017
A house hold brand!
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) December 25, 2017
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