It has now been confirmed that Kwaito legend Mandoza has died.
The singer reportedly passed away on Sunday, surrounded by family and friends.
The singer put up a show to his excited fans during the Thank You SABC concert on September 10. Little did they know it was the last show. Looking weak and frail, Mandoza was supported by family, friends, politicians and colleagues. His wife Mpho and a close friend were by his sides as kwaito legend Mandoza bravely took to the stage to perform.
Little did they know it was the last show. Looking weak and frail, Mandoza was supported by family, friends, politicians and colleagues. His wife Mpho and a close friend were by his sides as kwaito legend Mandoza bravely took to the stage to perform.
“I’m here tonight to perform for you. To show you that devil is a liar. Devil is a liar,” he shouted. Fans couldn’t get enough of him and were disappointed when he performed only one song. However, his wife said that he was “tired but okay”.
Eight days after a great performance, Mzansi has gone into mourning for the the loss of one of the country’s biggest musical icons.
barely two weeks ago, Mandoza’s family had made the shocking revelation that the kwaito star was “fighting for his life after having cancer treatment in 2015 … it has unfortunately metastasized to his brain.”
However, Mandoza’s wife Mpho in an interview said something contrary to previous reports. According to her, the singer was not “fighting for his life.” In fact, she insisted that her husband was at home and not in the hospital as was reported earlier.
When asked for details, she referred us to a statement that the family released recently. Apparently, her emotions couldn’t allow her to give full details of her husband’s conditions.
Meanwhile, family and friends gathered at his house in Pimville to pay their respect following his death on Sunday 18 September, 2016
Though Mandoza was battling a terminal disease, his death still came as a surprise to many. We expected him to pull through as always, but guess it was time.
Kwaito Legend Mandoza Died A Proud Man
Few hours after his death, Mandoza’s son Tokollo Tshabalala was able to handle a live TV interview on SABC.
Battling to maintain a balanced emotion, Tshabalala said;
“I think I’m just happy that my dad died a proud man because he had everything he wanted in life. Every time he’d tell me that he never got a chance to spend time with his dad‚ so all he ever wanted was to raise his children.”
May his soul rest in peace.