AFRO-JAZZ and mbira musician, Hope Masike, has taken the initiative to comfort South African diva, Lira, who recently suffered a stroke.
In a statement released by Lira’s family, on social media, the diva is said to have suffered a stroke in Germany, where she had gone for a performance.
It is reported the stroke has affected the musician’s ability to speak and she is currently hospitalised in South Africa, where she is receiving special treatment.
Speaking to H-Metro, Masike said Lira fans in Zimbabwe have been saddened by the news and wish her a speedy recovery.
“All of us Zimbabwean Lira fans are deeply touched by the news of the stroke.
“We lovingly carry her in our prayers and wish her a speedy recovery,” said Masike.
Prior to giving H-Metro an interview, Masike had shared her sentiments on her social media pages
“Sad news indeed!
“We often think things like a stroke happen to obese people or old people only, but it’s happened to @Lira.
“Do get well soonest!
“We’ll keep you in our prayers.”
Born Lerato Molapo in 1979, in South Africa, Lira released her debut album All My Love in 2003.
It is believed she was discovered by producer and musician Arthur Mafokate in 2000.
She started performing live when she was 16.