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.
— Ringo Madlingozi (@ndiyagodola) December 25, 2017
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.
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. #RIPRobbieMalinga pic.twitter.com/0LtPCv9vZz
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) December 25, 2017
Robbie Malinga produced multi award-winning musician Zahara's debut album "Loliwe" which went on to go 10 x platinum, selling over 400,000 copies. Robbie Malinga said after noticing how popular Country Music was in the townships he decided to fuse it with African sounds in Loliwe pic.twitter.com/q9ubQX6MQ0
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) December 26, 2017
The Club would like to convey our deepest condolences to the family of Robbie Malinga. ‘Bra Robbie’ was a staunch Bucs supporter & the voice behind the Orlando Pirates anthem, “Yiyo Le iBhakaniya”. May his soul Rest In Peace.
☠️🎤🎶 🏟#OnceAlways pic.twitter.com/xfiP2jtHEj
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) December 25, 2017
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) December 25, 2017
Hearing Robbie Malinga passed away. It’s such a huge loss for the music industry. You will be missed legend. Your passing leaves a giant hole in SAs music industry 😔
— RJ Benjamin (@RJBenjamin) December 25, 2017
— African Child (@ZikhonaTshona) December 26, 2017
Rest in pure Peace, Robbie Malinga. I pray you have a serene journey back to our Eternal Source. 🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️❤️💫💫 #RIPRobbieMalinga
— Boity Thulo (@Boity) December 25, 2017
A talent. A gift. A legend.
Rest In Peace, Robbie Malinga. You will surely be missed. 🎵🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/dla2kRIKH9
— BET Africa (@BET_Africa) December 25, 2017
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.