Well-known musician and drummer perish in horrific road accident


In a heart-wrenching incident, Elvis “MaEli” Mathe, the lead vocalist and lead guitarist of Insimbi ZeZhwane, and Thembinkosi Mpofu, popularly known as Maviri and a drummer for Godolude, tragically lost their lives in a fatal accident along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Road, specifically near the Fatima High School turnoff.

The music industry mourns the irreplaceable loss of these talented artists.

The accident occurred as the band was travelling, and reports indicate that Maviri died on the spot, while MaEli succumbed to his injuries after the accident. The news has sent sh0ckwaves through the music community, leaving fans and fellow musicians devastated by the untimely demise of these gifted individuals.

MaEli, known for his exceptional skills as a lead vocalist and guitarist, played a pivotal role in creating a unique sound for Rhumba music, which propelled Insimbi ZeZhwane to fame. The band quickly gained recognition as the most sought-after Rhumba band for live performances in the Matabeleland region. Their contributions to the music scene will forever be cherished and remembered.

Earlier this year, Insimbi ZeZhwane made the decision to relocate from South Africa to Zimbabwe, with Bulawayo as their new base. The band’s move brought a fresh dynamic to the local music scene and raised anticipation among fans for their upcoming performances.

Following the accident, the remaining band members were rushed to St Luke’s Hospital in Lupane, where they are currently receiving medical attention. Reports indicate that their condition remains critical, leaving the music community anxiously awaiting updates on their recovery.

Bahlanu Sibanda, the band’s manager, expressed profound sorrow over the devastating loss. “It’s terrible. Two of my guys are late,” he mournfully shared.

As the music community mourns the loss of MaEli and Maviri, their contributions and talents will forever be remembered. They leave behind a void that will be difficult to fill, and their legacy will continue to inspire future generations of musicians.

More information will be provided as details emerge, as the industry comes to terms with this profound loss.

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