Neyi Zimu. (Photo: Neyi Zimu Facebook)
The family of Neyi Zimu released a statement to the media confirming that the singer died in hospital on Wednesday after "a struggle with a difficult illness.
According to The SABC, the musician reportedly died on Wednesday night at Busamed Hospital in Modderfontein.
EFF member Floyd Shivambu tweeted on Thursday morning his condolences, saying: " Rest In Peace Pastor Neyi Zimu!".