News24.com | Tributes pour in for faded broadcaster Grant Shakoane

  • Extinct broadcaster Grant Shakoane has died. 
  • Broadcaster Tim Modise confirmed the news on Thursday in a tweet, pronouncing: “I’ve factual realized from Wilson Nkosi that ‘the Gentle Massive’ Grant Shakoane has passed on.”
  • Grant changed into affectionately known as ‘Shebabadoo Shebaba’ and hosted a favored weekly Sunday indicate in the 1980s on Metro FM and Vuma FM. 

Extinct broadcaster Grant Shakoane has died.

Broadcaster Tim Modise confirmed the news on Thursday, pronouncing: “I’ve factual realized from Wilson Nkosi that ‘the Gentle Massive’ Grant Shakoane has passed on. Esteem many of us and his mates, I’m saddened by the news. I lengthen my sympathies to Ausi Albertina & family. I wish you strength. Modimo a le fodise.”

Tim, who changed into a shut buddy of Grant, closing week tweeted that the outmoded Metro FM DJ changed into in “essential condition at one of many hospitals in Joburg”.

“His partner informs me that he’s been on this battle for a whereas. Join me in praying for his restoration. We delight in you,” he tweeted.  

“On learning of the passing of seasoned broadcaster, Mr. Grant Shakoane who changed into deeply cherished and has left a void in the hearts of Sunday music enthusiasts. He will and not using a waste in sight be remembered as one of many legends of radio,” stated an announcement launched by Nathi Mthethwa (Minister of Sports actions, Arts and Culture).

Puny print of his death haven’t been made public. 

MEDIA STATEMENT: “On learning of the passing of seasoned broadcaster, Mr. Grant Shakoane who changed into deeply cherished and has left a void in the hearts of Sunday music enthusiasts. He will and not using a waste in sight be remembered as one of many legends of radio.” Min @NathiMthethwaSA #GrantShakoane???? pic.twitter.com/V6hq5YLkso

— Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (@SportArtsCultur) April 22, 2021

Grant changed into affectionately known as ‘Shebabadoo Shebaba’ and hosted a favored weekly Sunday indicate in the 1980s on Metro FM. 

Many in the industry comprise taken to social media to pay tribute to Grant, alongside side Robert Marawa and Prof Thuli Madonsela.

Sad unique in indeed. Might perhaps per chance well per chance additionally his soul #RIP and can the family, mates and colleagues be consoled by his legacy and shared recollections #RIPGrantShakoane

— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) April 22, 2021

“My sincerest condolences to his family, MHSRIP,” tweeted Shado Twala.

DJ Sbu tweeted: “Thanks for the contributions and paving the system for all of us to coach sir. We and not using a waste in sight delight in you. Might perhaps per chance well per chance additionally the radio gods be with you in heaven. Condolences to your family, shut mates and colleagues. Relaxation in wonderful peace our radio myth.” 

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