Veteran broadcaster Welcome “Bhodloza” Nzimande has been laid to rest at his home village of Ophatheni in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands on Wednesday.

The 73-year-old former Ukhozi FM station manager and veteran presenter passed away last week from COVID-19 related complications.

In a touching tribute to her late husband, Zandile Nzimande described him as a selfless man who lived his purpose.

She thanked him for the memories they shared together, saying his love never changed.


The Nzimandes’ last born Nandipha read out her mother’s letter honouring her late husband.

Ukhozi FM acting station manager Bongi Ngcobo said Nzimande contributed greatly to the promotion of indigenous music.

Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala said the provincial government would now work towards renaming the Indaleni TVET College in Richmond after Nzimande.