Limpopo Premier Chupu Stanley Mathabatha had learnt with a shock the death of Xitsonga music legendary.
“News of Hlungwani’s passing was received earlier today [Monday] from his diehard fans, who are still devastated by the death of their favorite musician, who died at the age of 72.
“We send our deepest condolences to the family, relatives and fans of MJ Hlungwani.
“We are deeply saddened that the journey that got momentum in 1983 with the formation of a music group MJ Hlungwani and the Vultures (not so commercial), to MJ Hlungwani na Mpfumu Sisters in 1988 (then commercial), has ended peacefully.
“To his family, the people of Bulwini Village, Malamulele, MLFM listeners, Timintsu ta Xigaza, we say may his soul Rest in Peace”, said Premier Mathabatha.
“Mr. MJ Hlungwani will also be remembered as a dressmaker who during the time of his death, spent most of his time tailoring clothes”, read the statement.