The 31-year-old who was a runner-up on the 12th season of Idols SA in 2016 will be remembered for his singing, his smile and his humility.
Today, family, friends and fans are expected to make their way to the Assemblies of God Church in Sandton where his memorial service will be held.
A funeral service is expected to be held for the Sthandwa singer in his hometown of Mtubatuba in northern KZN on Saturday.
The Zalebs team has put together some of his best performances on IdolsSA. Watch here:
May your soul rest in eternal peace, Thami Shobede
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