Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Tonight - 'A great loss for jazz music'

Tonight - 'A great loss for jazz music'
South African jazz legend Winston Monwabisi Mankunku Ngozi, 66, has died.

His younger brother Thuli said today the saxophonist had been ill for a while. "He was suffering from heart disease and has been in and out of hospital. In the end, his kidneys and liver packed up," he said.

Ngozi died at the Victoria Hospital in Cape Town at around 2am.

Friend and music promoter Rashid Lombard said Ngozi's death was a great loss for jazz music in Cape Town and South Africa.

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