SA Kwaito star Mandoza has died
Sthembiso Sithole, a close friend to a relative of Mondoza reported that kwaito legend Mandoza (Mduduzi Edmund Tshabalala) has passed away earlier today, after being diagnosed with a with a brain tumor more than a year ago. Sithole is currently at Mandoza’s family home in Soweto.
Sithole broke the news by tweeting, “Breaking news: Legendary kwaito musician Mandoza has passed away.”
BREAKING NEWS: Legendary Kwaito musician #Mandoza has passed away.
— Sthembiso Sithole (@SITHOLEEXPRESS) September 18, 2016
Mandoza had last performed at the ‘Thank you SABC concert‘. Fans have already taken to social media to express their shock at the musician’s passing.
— Adv Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) September 18, 2016
Aaaah! Mandoza. Started a million parties. Sealed weddings. Soundtrack to a political manifesto. Or two. Era defining. RIP.💐💐🌿🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Ferial Haffajee (@ferialhaffajee) September 18, 2016
Paid him a visit last week at his home. He was in high spirits. His hug was so warm. We laughed. I’ll hold on to that day. Rip Mandoza ❤️u
— somizi somGAGA (@somizi) September 18, 2016