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Monday, 15 May 2023 14:47

Jazz singer Musa Manzini passes away at the age of 51.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Renowned jazz singer Musa Manzini has died at the age of 51, on Monday morning at Helen Joseph Hospital.

The news of his death were confirmed by his spokesman, former manager and close friend Mark Roth.

In a statement Mark said: "It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Musa Manzini."

Manzini has released four albums such as My Bass, Tributes & Memories, New Reflections and Simply Life. The bassist studied music at University of Cape Town and also worked at e.tv studios in Cape Town as a musical director in the soapie Backstage. 

Born in 1971, Manzini had been struggling with a recurrent brain tumor which started in 2006.

Manzini was born at Inanda, north of Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. In 1986 he then moved to Cape Town for high school and university studies.

It was later in his high school days that he first picked up the guitar just as a hobby, but was hooked to it ever since.