#RIPDanTshanda: Tributes continue to pour in for producer Dan Tshanda

Fans of the late  Dan Ndivhiseni Tshanda, the talented producer and musician, have taken to social media to remember the humble musician. 
The 54-year-old died on Saturday after he suffered heart failure. 

The death came as a surprise to his family as Tshanda was on his way to the hospital for a check-up.
Cover art for the popular Makhirikhiri

"He had gone to the hospital about three to four days ago and had an X-Ray done on his lungs and he received medication. He was not really sick so it came as a surprise," said family spokesperson Moudy Modzielwana. 

Tshanda’s record label Dalom Music confirmed the passing. 

" He suffered a heart failure earlier (on Saturday) and taken to Sandton Mediclinic where he was declared dead."

On his Twitter feed, his last tweet was sent on January 3 wishing all his fans and supporters a safe journey back to their destinations and urging people not to drink and drive. 
Some tweets before that Tshanda had spoken about his last performance in Durban and looking forward to enjoying December with his family. He also tweeted there was great things coming for Dalom Music. 
Music peers and friends have been sharing their condolences for the man behind the hit songs Dali Wami and Thando Lami among many others. 

Legendary vocalist and veteran Mbaqanga singer and queen of Tshivenda music Irene Mawela also sent her condolences:

Tshanda was the man behind the popular sounds of Dalom Kids and Splash among many others. 
A producer for over 30 years, his music was loved throughout the 1980’s seeing him collaborate with legendary musicians and create his own legacy as well.
Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa also sent his condolences:

Tshanda was well known and most popular in Botswana and Zimbabwe. 

He leaves behind his wife and three children. 
Memorial service and funeral arrangements will be made public in the week. 


@mane_mpi

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