Popular Zimbabwean DJ and record producer who is based in South Africa Oskido’s father, Mr Esaph Mdlongwa has died at Bulawayo’s Mater Dei Hospital.

Oskido confirmed the sad news on social media. Below is what he wrote on his Twitter page.

Mr Mdlongwa is believed to have died from a  Covid-19 related illness.

He was one of the founding members of Zimbabwe’s main opposition political party, the Movement for Democratic Change. He was once a Member of Parliament for one of Bulawayo’s constituencies.

Welshman Ncube who is also a politician sent his condolences on Twitter.

Oskido’s fans also sent their condolences upon receiving the sad news.