17 January 2019

Zimbabweans Show Love for Dan Tshanda

A contingent of Zimbabweans will travel to South Africa to attend the burial of Dalom music icon, Dan Tshanda who will be laid to rest in the neighbouring country tomorrow.

Tshanda, who died on January 5 of heart failure,will be buried in Soweto.

The Big Husband, as Tshanda was known, was very popular in Zimbabwe and Botswana.

As such Botswana and Zimbabwean fans are organising a journey to South Africa to pay their last respects to Tshanda.

The 54-year-old pioneer of hugely popular bubblegum genre of the 1980s died at Mediclinic Sandton.

According to a post on Facebook by the Tshanda family spokesperson Moudy Mudzielwana there were fans from Botswana and Zimbabwe who will travel to South Africa for the funeral.

Tshanda rose to fame with his group Splash following the release of their 1986 classic album Peacock, which features the smash hit of the same title. Under his record label, Dalom Music, he produced smash hits for artists such as Patricia Majalisa, Dalom Kids and Matshikos.

His last show in Zimbabwe was in Bulawayo in December 2017.

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