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South Africa: Tributes Pour for Queen of Kwaito Mshoza


Cape Town — 2020 has taken another popular singer.

The kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, best known as Mshoza, has reportedly died at a Johannesburg hospital after a short illness .

She was 37.

She leaves behind a colourful legacy in the Mzansi music industry. Mshoza rose to fame with her smash hit Kortes in the early 2000s and performed as a dancer between 1998 and 1999.

In July, she reportedly caught the coronavirus but recovered from it.

She has been in the headlines quite a few times due to her obsession with skin-lightening and numerous short-lived marriages. She has been married three times and leaves behind two children. Celebrities and fans have expressed their shock and dismay over her untimely death.

Some of the tweets:

@tipcee3 –   Just received some bad News Mshoza wamaboza is no more  and lapho we were instudio few weeks ago naye euuu kwaze kwabuhlung #RIPMshoza

@PhilMphela –  RIP: Mshoza Kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi has died. News broke this morning of the 37 year old, mother of two’s passing. #RIPMshoza

@Advovolicious –  Just received some bad News Mshoza wamaboza is no more –  kwaze kwabuhlung #RIPMshoza

@tumisole –  Rest in perfect Peace Mshoza! #RIPMshoza

@Boity  – Yoh, haai! Rest In eternal Peace, Mshoza.

More details to follow.

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