Oskido has lost his father

Recording artist, DJ, record producer and businessman Oskido, has sadly announced the tragic passing of his father, Esaph Mdlongwa.

The DJ shared a series of images with his father and paid tribute to him on his Instagram. Oskido said his father succumbed to the novel coronavirus.

“It’s with great sadness to let you know that I have lost my old man due to COVID19, a great man who inspired me to understand the value of life. So long Mdala, rest well. I will see you again in the next lifetime. You’ve shown us a way & shone the light Akwehlanga lungehlang,”- he tweeted.

His post was filled with messages of condolences from fans and celebs including DJ Black Coffee. Oskido’s friend DJ Fresh, also conveyed his condolences to the family and thanked his late father for giving the world, Oskido.

“My friend and mentor @OskidoIBelieve have lost his Dad!! Please keep him and the Mdlongwa family in your thoughts and prayers!!! Every single time we met, I would thank him for giving us Oskido, coz through him, 1000s of careers were forged!! #RipNtateMdlongwa.” he tweeted.

 

Mdlongwa was a founding member of one of Zimbabwe’s opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change. He was also the party’s first organizing secretary.

MDC Alliance vice-president Welshman Ncube paid tribute to him,  “One of the most inspiring & unassuming political leaders I had the honour & privilege to work with in the MDC  has departed to join his earlier departed compatriots & fellow nationalist trade unionist stalwarts, Morgan Tsvangirai, Gibson Sibanda, Fletcher Dulini & Isaac Matongo.”

“The giant of a man, Esaph Mdlongwa, the consummate nationalist trade unionist cum politician who was a mentor and a father figure to those of us whom he took under his protective wing departs this world when the country he loved so dearly is in great strife.”

He further expressed how heartbroken he is following his death, “Heavy are our hearts those of us who know just how deeply concerned he was about the current state of our country. A lifelong struggle unfulfilled. Never has the condition of the working people been any worse. May you find in the afterlife the peace you could not find in life.”

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