Fellow musician and friend of world-renowned music legend Ray Phiri, Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse has taken to Twitter to express sadness following the 70-year-old's death.
Mabuse, also a legendary musician, said he was too devastated by Phiri's passing.
He wrote, "I have no words on the loss of my dear friend Ray Phiri. I am too devastated and I am at a loss for words".
— Hotstix (@siphohotstix) July 12, 2017
Phiri's death has sent shockwaves across South Africa.
Celebrities have also taken to social media to pay loving tributes to Phiri, who was a founding member and vocalist of the band, Stimela.
Here some of the most touching and fitting messages celebs have since shared on social media:
Suggest a correction— ProVerb (@ProVerbMusic) July 12, 2017