Condolence massages from all sections continue to pour in for multi-talented Zimdancehall chanter Soul Musaka who was popularly known as Soul Jah Love.
Many top politicians and artists have since sent in condolence messages signalling the amount of respect Chibaba had gained across all sections of society.
MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has since sent in a condolence message after hearing the sad news.
“Our nation has lost a giant in the music industry. Young talent gone too soon, one of a kind. The music industry is poorer without this rare gift. My condolences to all Soul Jah Love fans, his family and friends. May God grant us comfort and fortitude during these trying times. RIP,” he tweeted.
Another top politician and MDC-A party spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere also said: “Extremely saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Soul Jah Love. We have been robbed of an artist who changed the game and captured the imagination of the people. He will be deeply missed. Deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace #Chibaba.”
Zanu-Pf member and now the Information Secretary Nick Mangwana said: “Really sad to learn of the passing on of Soul Jah Love. Found his music poetic, particularly “KUPONDA NHAMO”. May His Soul Rest In Peace.”
Top musicians have also expressed their condolences following the “Ndini Uya Uya” hitmaker’s death.
Dancehall veteran artist Wallace Chimuriko popularly known as Winky D said he was at pain, stating that Sauro’s contribution to the growth of Zimdancehall shall never be forgotten.
“Dear Sauro, since it is so, now in excruciating pain our fate we should all acknowledge and embrace. Since it is written and ought to be, my grieving heart still rises in pain, pride and gratitude at your contributions to the musical narrative. Not recognizing you in the Zimdancehall story shall remain a travesty. You travelled all musical thorny paths. Even more, you conquered in your distinct way. No musical heart ever conceived it dared to try your lyrical path. We won’t take back the hope you have to the youths. And we shall forever cherish the memories. Rest in strong dancehall Riddims my Bredren,” he said.
Sungura giant Alick Macheso was equally pained by Sauro’s death saying: “Tose takamirira nguva huye rufu kutonga kwaShe asi tarwadziwa. Famba zvakanaka Souljah Luv. Kurarama inyasha. Mwari anyaradze hama, vadikanwi nenyika yose yeZimbabwe #zororamurugare.”
Socialite Mudiwa Hood was also at pains for the untimely loss.
“Soul Jah Love Chibaba, why man. Rest in peace,” he said.
Meanwhile, details of the funeral wake have started trickling in.
Solomon Musaka, his uncle told the media that the chanter’s body has been handed over to Doves Morgan while burial arrangements will be announced in due course.
Mourners are gathered at his uncle’s house in Harare’s Msasa Park.
Soul Jah Love was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mbuya Dorcas Hospital in Harare’s Waterfalls suburb yesterday evening at the age of 31.
According to reports, the talented musician had no pulse and his sugar level was high upon admission at the health institution. Nhau/Indaba