It was with dismay that we received the report that gospel singer Lundi Tyamara died a ‘broke’ and a ‘broken’ man.
According to a Sunday paper, Irrespective of the star’s positive impact on people’s lives through his music, he wasn’t happy at all. Subsequently, he carried the sadness to his early grave.
The tabloid – Sunday World said while Lundi was lying on his deathbed in the hospital, he wasn’t just battling stomach TB and liver complications, he was also distressed about being kicked out of his house.
It’s really hard to believe that Gospel singer Lundi Tyamara, who sold millions of albums and got millions of rands from gigs and royalties, was kicked out of the townhouse he was renting in Mondeor, Joburg.
The owner of the property, Ben Mokoena reportedly confirmed that he kicked Lundi out. This was while he was battling to survive at Edenvale Hospital.
According to Mokoena, he had sold the house in December and Lundi was supposed to move out as agreed. However, the new owner was in a hurry to move in, leading to the eviction of the ailing gospel singer.
“Lundi and I had an agreement that when the place is sold to the new owner he should move out. The place was sold on December 15 and the new owner wanted to move in quickly, that’s why he had to leave,” he said.
When it was clear he was being kicked out, Lundi reportedly needed to borrow R950 from a friend to pay a storage fee for furniture. Arguably, the singer has been borrowing money from the friend to buy groceries and other stuff.
The friend reportedly said that the singer had complained that his manager Anele Hlazo was the reason he was broke. She also claims that Lundi hates Hlazo with all his heart.
In the meantime, Hlazo told the tabloid he was only willing to offer his side of the story after the singer’s funeral.
On Sunday, hundreds of fans gathered at the Zwelethemba Stadium in Worcester in the Western Cape to bid a final farewell to the award-winning singer who died last week as result of stomach TB which was worsened by liver complications.