Renowned musician, Godfrey Zigoma, has died. He was undergoing cancer treatment in India.
Zigoma was announced dead today after a long battle against cancer that attacked his ear.
The Musicians Association of Malawi and Ministry fo Health confirmed the death of the star, who shot to fame with his hit song, Ndathera Pano , which sold out on the market between 1998 and 1999.
Ministry of Health Spokesperson, Henry Chimbali in an interview with Nyasa Times, said Zigoma died on Thursday night (October 17, 2013) at Artemis Hospital in india after failing to respond to treatment.
“When he came back (from India) the first time, his situation started getting worse and we discovered he had stopped taking his medication,” said Chimbali.
He added: “We decided to send him back to India four weeks ago and he went straight into Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Artemis Hospital, but was not responding to treatment”.
Despite his albino skin condition, Zigoma refused to be discriminated against and worked hard in the entertainment corridors, often calling himself ‘Mzungu’ (white man), as he built his carrier around other notable locals.
He has collaborated with several local artists.
Lately, he aroused controversy when he claimed that medical staff at the Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital in the commercial city of Blantyre were stealing his cancer medication, which later was proved to be false.
Chimbali said currently government was working on flying the body back home for burial.