Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of internationally acclaimed traditional music icon, Dr Latozi Madosini Mpahleni.
The legendary traditional music artist well known as Madosini reportedly died in hospital yesterday.
“We join the people of Libode, South Africa and the world in sending our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends during this time of grief. We will remember Mama Madosini as a legend who promoted indigenous Xhosa traditional instruments to the country and the world,” said Mabuyane.
Madosini’s love for music and artistry saw her exciting audiences across the world with uhadi and umrhubhe musical bows as well as isitolotolo being her indigenous musical instruments of choice.
“We are grateful that her illustrious career in the music industry has earned her respect from the young and old. Her recognition with an honorary doctorate recently by Rhodes University is testament to her legendary status in the music industry – especially for a woman who had little or no exposure to formal education,” he said.
Phumla ngoxolo Madosini.