Gospel musician Diva Mafunga has died in a road traffic accident, NewsDay has learnt.
Details of the accident were still sketchy at the time of publishing, with a close family member saying they will give a detailed statement later today.
Mafunga rose to fame through his debut album titled 'Endai Naizvozvo' in 2003.
Fellow gospel musician Charles Charamba told NewsDay that Mafunga's death was a loss to the music industry and gospel genre in particular.
"It is quite overwhelming and it comes as a shock, indeed we have lost a good and dependable companion, someone who candidly demonstrated his love for God," said Charamba.
"Diva was very peculiar and had created his own sub-genre, he was a big component of diversity on the gospel scene so his death is a big loss to us. May the Lord comfort the children and family at large."Just learnt that gospel musician Diva Mafunga is no more.confirmed report says he died in a road traffic accident.so sad,a week ago saw him on Ztv performing at the Chipinge gala.MHDSRIP😭😭 – Gift Touch
Mafunga's love for music began in early 1980s although his big break came in In 2003 through a debut album tiled Endai Naizvozvo’, recorded at Shed Studios.
His discography carried other albums including ‘Fambai Nekutenda’ (2004), ‘Pfuurirai Mberi’ (2005) and ‘Ndicharamba Ndichidana’ (2007),'Spiritual Battle','Zvangu Zvaita' and 'Ndatenda Ndapinda'.
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