Fallen Gospel star, Sfiso Ncwane, had raised the bar and touched millions of lives with his music as well as message of hope and salvation.
This is according to South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco), who published a statement of condolences after the artist’s sudden death on Monday.
The organisations says Ncwane’s death has robbed South Africa of a talent artist and they were shocked by the news.
“We are saddened by the untimely death of one of the greatest Gospel artist who rose from humble beginnings to share his talent and inspire our nation,” said Sanco National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu.
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Mahlangu also conveyed heartfelt condolences to his wife Ayanda, children Ngcweti and Umawenzokhule, Ncwane’s family, friends as well as peers and fans across the African continent.
Mahlangu said that the award-winning gospel artist’s reported death from kidney failure is a great loss to the performing arts and music in general.
“Besides being a devout Christian, Ncwane was a philanthropist and a community builder, his Sfiso Ncwane Bursary Foundation which donated more than R10 000 to schools in rural areas made a difference where there are greater education needs in our communities,” he said.
He added that the awards that the five albums that Ncwane had won during his illustrious but short career attest, the music company Sfiso Ncwane Productions which produced the platinum selling single, Phakama Nkosi ye Zulu and newly released Christian hip-hop album, Hands Up attest to the fact that everything that the gospel artist of the SATMA-Kulungile Baba fame touched turned to gold.