Legendary singer and songwriter, Tsepo Tshola, has sadly passed away.
The news of his passing were confirmed by a family statement that revealed that he succumbed to a COVID-19 related illness.
Ntate Tsepo - as he was affectionately referred to - passed away just a month before his birthday.
The official Twitter page for the South African Government extended their condolences to his family, friends and fans.
"We remember him for his classic gospel hit, Ho Lokile."
The news of his passing sent shockwaves through the country, and many took to social media to share their condolences and tributes to the legend who has had a profound impact on the lives of South Africans and Basotho, and those abroad, through his music.