Johannesburg-based Zimbabwean trilingual gospel musician and the voice behind the hit song Thula Moyo Wami Arnold Mlalazi has died.
Born on December 3, 1988, the 29 years old muso was announced dead on Sunday afternoon, Jan 7.
Less has been disclosed of the cause of his demise, but it was a sickness complication as he made it known on his official Facebook account three months ago.
His death has been met with an outpouring of sadness from fans and other singers from several social media platforms.
Here are some of the condolence messages posted:
On a sad note the young Gospel artist Arnold Mlalazi passed on this afternoon pic.twitter.com/8xmZtbG1n4
— Wellington Malandu (@welliemalan) January 7, 2018
‘CANT CONTAIN MY TEARS GUYS OVER THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF ARNOLD MLALAZI,EISH THIS IS TOO MUCH,ANYWAY REST IN PEACE YOUNG MAN WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU DID IN YOUR TIME AS MUSICIAN YOU INSPIRED US #THULA MOYA WAM’
‘Zorora murugare Arnold Mlalazi. muimbi aka kurumbira nekambo kanodzi Thula Moyo wami’
Family and friends also shared their commiseration.
‘Rest in God’s internal peace my uncle’
‘I remember asking hime to work with me on my project, Rest in peace my brother,, I thought we were stil going to do the album together but anyway kuita kwaMwari hatingabvunze,, gone too soon Arnold’
‘Great piece .It reminds me of my days when I was still in school way back,this song was a hit.REST in eternal peace bro,your legacy will remain forever’