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15 Jan 2021
12:18 pm

Tributes pour in for Ukhozi FM’s ‘Bhodloza’ Nzimande

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Known for pushing maskandi music, his was at the forefront of creating the South African Traditional Music Association (SATMA) with Joseph Shabalala.

Former Ukhozi FM station manager Welcome Nzimande has passed away. Picture: Twitter

Radio broadcasting legend Welcome “Bhodloza” Nzimande has died, it was announced on Friday.

Nzimande was the station manager on the biggest radio station Ukhozi FM, on state broadcaster SABC. He joined the station in 1978 as an announcer, which he was for 19 years. After that he became the station manager for 13 years.

Known for pushing maskandi music, his was at the forefront of creating the South African Traditional Music Association (SATMA) with Joseph Shabalala, of the award-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, in 2005.

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He and Shabalala, who passed away in February 2020, were board members at SATMA in 2013.

Sibuhlungu siwumsakazo Ukhozi FM ngokudlula emhlabeni kowayengumphathi wethu ubaba uWelcome Bhodloza Nzimande. Lala…

Posted by Ukhozi FM on Friday, January 15, 2021

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said the news of Nzimande’s passing was sad.




Compiled by Sandisiwe Mbhele

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