Is Dladla Mshunqisi dead?

Dladla Mshunqisi is alive and believed to be in good in health, despite his image being erroneously used whilst reporting on the death of Njabulo “Biggie” Zondi in July 2020.

Dladla Mshunqisi is alive and believed to be in good health, based on his recent social media posts. The Durban-based musician shared visuals of himself jetting off to an undisclosed location on Instagram on Monday, 24 August 2020. Further, he has also indicated that he is currently working on new music. The album, with the working title oGoliath, is scheduled to be released in September 2020.

The confusion surrounding Dladla Mshunqisi’s health and demise stems from a media report which mistakenly used his image to announce the passing of fellow Durban-based musician and friend, Njabulo “Biggie” Zondi, in July 2020. Biggie is believed to have succumbed to heart failure. The media report erroneously used Dladla Mshunqisi’s image, which led to many believing that he had died. Shortly thereafter, the Samba Nambo musician took to Twitter to clarify that he is alive, further expressing how hurtful it was for him to come across such negligent reporting.