Jazz veteran Philip Tabane dies at 84

PRETORIA – Veteran jazz musician Philip Tabane has died aged 84, the Department of Arts and Culture announced on Friday.

The musician, who was best known for his hit on the popular local drama Muvhango, died at the Mamelodi hospital in Pretoria on Friday morning.

On Twittter, the Department of Arts and Culture said: ” We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of one of South Africa’s most innovative jazz guitarists described as a quintessential African performer, Dr Phillip Tabane.

He held 2 honorary doctorates in music & was a part of @ArtsCultureSA’s Living Legends Legacy Programme.”