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Zex Manatsa dies

Zex Manatsa dies

Zimbabwean singer and songwriter Zex Manatsa has died. He succumbed to cancer.

He was 78.

Manatsa’s family announced the passing of the legendary musician in a press statement on Thursday.

“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,” the family said.

Manatsa was part of musicians who sang during the attainment of Independence in 1980 alongside reggae icon Bob Marley.

He was born on January 1 1944 and married to Stella Manatsa (nee Katehwe) with whom they had a wedding in 1979 at Rufaro Stadium in Harare.