The gospel fraternity and South Africans are mourning the death of recording gospel star and Pastor Israel Linda Mosehla.
The award-winning artist was 50-years-old at the time of his death. A family spokesperson will give details at a later stage.
The Gospel Industry will never be the same again. I will always fondly remember the interviews I did with you many times on SAfm and you were always passionate about your calling and ministry. Thank you for the rich legacy of music you’ve left us with. ?? #RIPIsraelMosehla pic.twitter.com/xltAySEyUq
— Khanyi Magubane (@Khanyi_Magubane) January 11, 2021
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says that the passing of Mosehla will leave a massive void in the music fraternity.
“He devoted his life’s work to his music and his faith, and his passing will certainly leave a massive void in South Africa’s music fraternity. Israel and his music will forever live in the hearts and souls of gospel lovers throughout the country. The DA sends our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Millicent, his family, and loved ones as well as the church and gospel fellowship. May his soul rest in peace. Robala ka khotso moruti Mosehla.”
Tributes continue to pour in for Mosehla on Social Media.
We are deeply saddened to hear of Pastor Israel Mosehla ‘s passing. We pass our deepest condolences to his beloved family. #RIPIsraelMosehla
— Mo & Phindi (@mo_phindi) January 11, 2021
— Lebo_sekgobela (@SekgobelaLebo) January 11, 2021
— Buti Mthembu (@buti_mthembu1) January 11, 2021
Rest in eternal peace dear brother and worshiper. Thank you for sharing your God given talent with us. We will miss you. Our condolences to your family, friends and fans. #IsraelMosehla pic.twitter.com/zhjfwz6GgF
— Soweto Choir (@SowetoChoir) January 11, 2021
Through his music & ministry, Ps Israel Mosehla crowned Jesus King. What a shock & immense loss 4 SA. I know for a fact that his worship disturbed the realms of darkness…We honour you, Pastor. You have run your race. Now your crown awaits you… Mfundisi ?? #RIPIsraelMosehla pic.twitter.com/yYRcPwkbLm
— Thami Ngubeni (@LifeWithThami) January 11, 2021