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Late Gospel singer and pastor Neyi Zimu who died after his family revealed that he was battling skin cancer and undergoing chemotherapy will be honoured this New Years Eve at The Sacred Fest which will air on DSTV channel One Gospel.

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Organised by Avbob and Thami Ngubeni Foundation, the special will have various artists on stage. After his death, the family of Neyi released a statement to the media confirming that the singer died in hospital on Wednesday after “a struggle with a difficult illness.
The EFF released a statement about the artist’s death, saying in part: “We send our heartfelt and revolutionary condolences to his family and close friends. We ask that the God Zimu sang about may stretch forth his hand and be the one that heals the wounds created by such a painful loss. 

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Pastor Zimu has been on the South African Gospel scene from the early 1990s. No wonder in 1996 he was one of the founders of Family Factory and Joyous Celebration. This collective saw him collaborate with various artists. In 2001, he released his much-anticipated album Excited which featured Concorde Nkabinde and Jazz duo Tsunami.”

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