Julius Malema to pastor Neyi Zimu: You fought a good fight #RIPNeyiZimu

EFF leader Julius Malema has paid tribute to gospel singer and pastor Neyi Zimu after news of Zimu’s death on Wednesday. The musician died on Wednesday at Busamed Hospital in Modderfontein, Gauteng. He was being treated for a rare blood disorder that affected his skin.


While he was in hospital, Malema said he was satisfied with the progress the musician was making, but urged South Africans to pray for him and his family. On Twitter on Thursday, Malema expressed his condolences to Zimu, who performed at several of his party’s events, saying it was time for him to “rest in power”.

EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi added that SA has lost a musical titan, but “heaven has gained a worship and choir leader
In a statement, the EFF said: “Pastor Zimu has been on the South African gospel scene from the early 1990s. No wonder in 1996 he was one of the founders of Family Factory and Joyous Celebration. This collective saw him collaborate with various artists. In 2001, he released his much-anticipated album Excited, which featured Concorde Nkabinde and Jazz duo Tsunami.

“He also was central in the music project, Spirit of Praise, that include other gospel giants like Pastors Benjamin Dube, Solly Mahlangu, Lebo Sekgobela and others.

“The EFF has been graced by his undying support in prayer and music. In our rallies, he has ministered and always told us to trust in God. That was his message, leading us at all times, to confess to the truth of ages, ‘In Jehovah we trust’.

In other news – Video of woman assaulted by metro cops in Centurion being investigated

Social media posts claim the woman had been driving alone in the dark and was afraid to pull over, so she parked at a petrol station before being pushed around by cops. The investigation into an altercation between Tshwane metro police officers and a woman believed to be a Centurion resident is at an “advanced stage”, reports Centurion Rekord.

woman assaulted by metro cops

This is according to metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba. Read more

Source: Timeslive

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