SA Kwaito hitmaker Mandoza dies
Tshabalala lost his battle with cancer about a year after he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
JOHANNESBURG - South African kwaito musician Mduduzi 'Mandoza' Tshabalala has died.
His family has confirmed that he lost his battle to cancer earlier today, about a year after he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
[BREAKING NEWS] #Mandoza Legendary Kwaito star Mandoza has died. TK— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) September 18, 2016
#Mandoza Family spokesperson has confirmed Mduduzi Tshabalala passed away at around mid day after being taken to hospital this morning. TK— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) September 18, 2016
He was admitted to hospital a week ago, with his family later confirming that he was home and in a stable condition.
Fans have already taken to social media to express their shock at the musician's passing.
I don't want to believe that Mandoza is gone. Is he really gone? 💔— Bhambatha (@_Mmapule) September 18, 2016
Mandoza will go down as the only South African artist who almost erased racism and painted a rainbow nation with Nkhalakhatha #RIP Legend— The Instigator (@AmBlujay) September 18, 2016
Mandoza made his last public appearance at the South African Broadcasting Corporation's 'Thank You' concert last week at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.