Joseph Shabalala

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Joseph Shabalala (28 August 1940[1] – 11 February 2020[2]), born Bhekizizwe Joseph Siphatimandla Mxoveni Mshengu Bigboy Shabalala, was a South African singer and musician. He was the founder and musical director of the choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.[3] Shabalala was born in Ladysmith, South Africa.

On 11 February 2020, Shabalala died at a hospital in Pretoria from back surgery-related problems at the age of 78.[4]

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  1. "Government Communications on Joseph Shabalala's date of birth". South Africa Tribune. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  2. "Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, Joseph Shabalala, dies". News24. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  3. "2013 Award Description". eThekwini Living Legends. eThekwini Municipality. Archived from the original on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  4. "Joseph shabalala founder of ladysmith black mambazo dies aged 78". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2020-01-11.