Tributes continue to pour in for musician Dan Tshanda
An outpouring of condolences has dominated social media ever since news of veteran musician Dan Tshanda's death was confirmed on Saturday evening.
Family spokesperson Moudy Ngwedzeni Mudzielwana confirmed the news through a media statement on Facebook.
"Dalom Music is hereby confirming the passing away of music maestro Dan Tshanda today. He suffered a heart failure earlier and Sandton Mediclinic where he was declared dead," read the statement.
Memorial and funeral details are yet to be announced by the family.
High-profile celebrities including Yvonne Chaka Chaka and fans from across the continent have since paid touching tribute to the star.
Ray Phiri of Stimela was impressed with the Dan Tshanda's band and wanted them as a support act, suggesting they change their name to Splash. They soon hit the big time, released classic albums such as 'Peacock' (1986), 'Snake' (1987) 'Money' (1988) and 'Tshokotshoko' (1989).— Tendai Joe (@Tendaijoe) January 5, 2019
Dan Tshanda’s music gave soul to many shebeens in Bulawayo. His shows in Bulawayo were always the stuff of legends. May he rest in peace— Nqaba Matshazi (@nqabamatshazi) January 5, 2019
Dan Tshanda was never recognised in his own country, shame on them...— Marcia (@lademarcia) January 5, 2019
but I'm happy that he never stopped producing hits since his debut in the 80's until his demise ..I'll forever cherish to have been his loyal supporter since I was a child #Setlhopha #RipDanTshanda