Gospel Musician Malibongwe Gcwabe Has Died
Western Cape – Gospel star Malibongwe Gcwabe has passed on following a short illness. The artist died on Wednesday night. He was 55.
The updates on the performer’s passing were affirmed and shared online by his daughter Agape Gcwabe. Writing via web-based networking media website Facebook, Agape concisely stated, ” so my father just died, jaa ne .”
As per his companion and promoter Luckie Shongwe, Gcwabe who was brought up in Worcester in the Western Cape passed on at Cecilia Makhiwane Hospital.
The Sowetan reports that he was hurried to the medical clinic on Tuesday in the wake of experiencing an asthma attack. Shongwe who additionally oversaw and encouraged Gcwabe to launch his music vocation said when the artist passed on he was busy recording a song about Covid-19 with gospel artist Khanyisa Sabuka.
“We lost one of the greatest gospel musicians. Malibongwe was a talented and dedicated artist. He was always willing to help poor people, as a result, we were organizing food parcels that he was going to donate to the people.”
“I saw him last week, he was fine and looking forward to completing the recording of the song. But I understand that he was rushed to hospital yesterday.”
Sipho Makhabane who gave Gcwabe the first big break when he recorded his first and second album said: “I met Malibongwe when he was a member of Youth with Mission Gospel group. I realized that he was talented and we recorded his solo project.
“I was there when he got married I sang at his wedding. “He was a humble and down the earth person. He was dedicated to his work. As someone that I mentored, I was very happy with his progress as an artist.”
Gcwabe is popular for advancing Mormon Tabernacle Choir classic ‘Everything is Great’ and for recording ‘Siyakudumisa’. He was additionally a pastor and the founder of Remnant Ministries in Duncan Village in East London.