Zimbabwean music legend, Zex Manatsa, has died.
In a message posted on his Facebook page, his family said, “With great sadness we would like to let everyone know that our Father, Our Legend , Pastor and Sekuru Zexie Manatsa, has succumbed to cancer. May his dear soul rest in peace.”
Manatsa was among some top musicians in the 1970s and 1980s that played kwela and jit jive music to thousands of Zimbabweans, who were fighting for independence.
He recorded several songs, including three, for Highlanders, Dynamos and Caps United Football Clubs.
In 1979 he threw a big wedding party at Rufaro Stadium which was attended by thousands of people.
In 1980, he shared the stage with reggae king, Bob Marley, and other artistes when Zimbabwe attained independence from British rule.
He is survived by his wife, six children, and almost 30 grand and great grandchildren.