Kwaito star Mshoza has died

Details surrounding her death are not yet known.

Kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, better known as Mshoza. Picture: Instagram.

JOHANNESBURG - Kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, better known as Mshoza, has died.

A source close to the family confirmed the news to Eyewitness News on Thursday.

Her long-time friend and PR manager Thanduxolo Jindela said her passing had left a big void in the industry.

“She will be deeply missed as an ultimate entertainer who loved being on stage. Not only was she a media darling, she was loved by her fans.”

Details surrounding her death are not yet known but according to the Sowetan, she died at Far East Rand Hospital on Thursday morning.

The kwaito star rose to fame with her smash hit Kortes in the early 2000s from her debut album Bulldawgz First Lady.

She's often cited as an influential figure alongside fellow stars Mzambiya and Msawawa.

Moshoza received backlash over recent years for her skin-lightening regimen, with criticism over her decision to lighten her complexion.

It’s understood Mshoza is survived by her two children, Pride and Jacob Junior.

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