Mandoza dies aged 38

Mandoza dies aged 38

GONE: Mandoza, 38 CREDIT: Manqoba Ngidi

Local artist loses battle to cancer.

South African kwaito star Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala has has passed away.

His family has confirmed that he lost his battle to cancer yesterday, about a year after he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The 38-year-old died around midday after he was rushed to hospital in the morning.

Fans took to social media to express their shock at the musician’s passing.

@AmBlujay tweeted: “Mandoza will go down as the only South African artist who almost erased racism and painted a rainbow nation with Nkhalakhatha #RIP Legend”

Mandoza was catapulted into stardom by his hit song, Nkalakatha, in 2000.

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