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South African musician Mandoza dies at 38, Africa remembers the Kwaito legend

South African musician Mandoza dies at 38, Africa remembers the Kwaito legend

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South African music star, Mduduzi Tshabalala, also known as Mandoza, died on Sunday in Johannesburg while undergoing treatment for brain tumor.

His family had earlier on September 6 announced that he was being treated at home after he complained of headache some few weeks ago forcing him to cancel all international shows.

His wife, Mpho Tshabalala, called on South Africans to remember the ill star in their thoughts and prayers.

Mandoza however performed his last show on September 10 at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg organised to honour local music content.

The Kwaito musician started his career with his childhood friends in the group Chiskop. The group released its debut album after eight years of being together.

Mandoza later started a solo career and released award-winning albums including Nkalakatha, Godoba and Sgelekeqe.

Mandoza was voted 77th in the Top 100 Great South Africans in 2004 ushering him into the film industry where he played a major role in rugby union-themed feature film, Number 10.

South Africans and the Africa as a whole have expressed their condolences and tributes to Mandoza starting from South African president Jacob Zuma.

Enjoy some of Mandoza’s hit songs below.

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