One of the country’s best Afro-jazz musician, Dumisani Ngulube, has died. He was 42.

Dumi, as he was affectionately known by his fans, died at Howard Mission Hospital in Chiweshe after suffering from a severe headache.


His latest album is ‘Afro Dictionary’ which he collaborated with seasoned and upcoming `artistes. It was produced by Flash Gordon of Native Flash.


Afro jazz guitarist and a friend to Dumi, Master Pablo Nakappa, who once worked with him on a number of projects whilst they were together with the group Uya Moya, said Ngulube was regarded highly on the Afro-jazz scene.


Some of the artists he worked with include Chirikure Chirikure.


With his backing group Amagents, Dumi released several albums including the hit CD album, Tshonalanga.


Some of the albums include African Motion, Chiripo and Zvinhu Zvangu.


Together with his group he also performed at the just-ended Zimbabwe Winter Jazz Festival in Harare, playing alongside Mbare Trio,

Tanga wekwa Sando and Bob Nyabinde among others.


He is one artist who brought Dudu Manhenga to the limelight when she came to Harare from Bulawayo to pursue her musical career.


Dumi is survived by wife, Lindiwe and two kids Nothando and Mandla.


Mourners are gathered at number 6287 in Westlea. Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.