Tributes Pouring for Fallen Veteran Artist Robbie Malinga

SA’s music industry has been rocked by the death of another leading musician with the passing of Robbie Malinga. 47 year old Malinga had been ill for a number of months. He was being treated for anaemia – or iron deficiency.


The Minister of Arts and Culture tweeted, “We’re heartbroken to learn the news of the untimely passing of legendary Kwaito & Afro Pop producer, Robbie Malinga. We have lost an illustrious Kwaito pioneer who paved the way for future generations of artists. We send our deepest sympathies to his loved ones.



Music veteran Robbie Malinga planned to work on a new album with Dr Malinga in 2018, after the pair collaborated on a song just weeks before Robbie’s death.