Breaking: Musician Joyce Simeti dies

TOP gospel music diva, Joice Simeti, has died.

She was 42.

Popularly known of the hit song Kudza Baba naAmai, Simeti died Tuesday afternoon at Arcadia Medical Centre after having been unwell for some time.

Her daughter, Rejoice Simeti, confirmed the musician’s death and said the family was still in shock.

“She has been unwell and we took her to Arcadia Medical Centre today (yesterday) where she passed on. We cannot believe what has just transpired,” she said.

Born in Mutoko, Simeti released her first album, Tose Takadanwa, in 1999. In 2002, she left her hair dressing career to engage in music on a full-time basis.

By the time of her death, she had released six albums was currently working on a new one, Ndakabuda Pakaoma.

At the time of her death, she had joined Emmanuel Makandiwa’s United Family International Church and was part of the praise and worship team.

By end of day yesterday, her Facebook wall was awash with condolence messages from
her legion of fans and fellow musicians.

Burial arrangements will be announced in due course.

Simeti is survived by her husband Stanley and three children. Mourners are gathered at 27 Ambleside Road, Braeside, Harare. By Jairos Saunyama


  1. Fadziso Manhize

    So sad. May HDSRIEP

  2. Shame… so sad. Rest in Peace our mother in the gospel fraternity.

  3. ”…By end of day yesterday, her Facebook wall was awash with condolence messages from
    her legion of fans and fellow musicians…”. I thought she died today, or you have already written the article for tommorrow.

    RIP Joyce

  4. Ephraim Pasvani

    May her soul rest in peace.

  5. May her soul rest in peace.

  6. Mandiitawepi Chimene

    Wafa ngeiko?

  7. RIP God’s solder

  8. shoniwa shoniwa

    rest in peace

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  10. Temba 'Bhuru' Mliswa

    Iwe Mandi, svuta zvakanaka dhobho.Tikwanire apo.

    1. this lady was a celebrity and a public figure as well as an inspiration. even in her death she remains such and for that reason her passing on will obviously generate a lot of interest including what happened to her or how she died. handidovoni chisina kukwana iyapa.should people lose interest in the dead merely because they have died?

  11. rest in peace my churchmate

  12. Nhaiwe Mandi unoda kuziva kuti afa nei kuti ndiwe ani?? Kana waziva wozoita sei, kwana wazvinzwa Mandi!!! Zvisineyi zororai murugare mai Simeti, zvasariresu pavenyu. Tiri vapfuuri panyika ino.

    1. zvakaipeiko kuziva kuti mumwe wedu atorwa neyi? handionei chisina kukwana apa ini.

  13. something wrong with you Mandii

  14. the usual mandi akadziputa nyoro

  15. Ummmmmm rip my sister in faith pakaoma hapo

  16. Go well sister.
    “Ndinofara nemi mose munondinamatira…………..” this song just playing in my mind since i heard the sad news yesterday.

  17. rest in peace Amai masiya ronda risingapore.

  18. what is wrong with wanting to know a celebrity’s cause of death?

  19. Comfort to the family and friends

  20. Muchiverengawo mapepa ose, hanzi aivanchirwere chomyoyo verengai muHearal. Anywhere is so sad rip our beloved sister.

  21. Muchiverengawo mapepa ose , hanzi ashaya nechirwere chomoyo. Anywhre, rest in peace our beloved sister.

  22. mmmm eish haaaa ma1 zvisinei rest in peace my church mate mmm gap ramatisiira rakaipa amai

  23. Rest in peace my sister

  24. Zororai murugare mwana wemuporofita, we will miss your songs and lovely voice, till we meet.

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