- Eugene Mthethwa has spoken about the cause of his bandmate Mjokes' passing and is very upset
- The Trompies member painfully spoke about how drinking and driving is a huge problem in Mzansi
- According to Eugene, getting into a car after you've been drinking is irresponsible and puts lives in dangew
Trompies member Eugene Mthethwa has revealed that caused the death of his bandmate Emmanuel 'Mjokes' Matsane. On Sunday, May 23, the South African music scene was dealt a devastating blow when Trompies member Mjokes passed away.
Mjokes was one of the famed Kwaito group's five members who provided Mzansi success after success in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was also a co-director of Kalawa Jazmee, a record label known for producing incredible talent.
The artist died in a car accident shortly after a concert with Trompies, according to a statement from the record company. Eugene has spoken out on the matter, revealing that drinking and driving is what led to Mjokes' untimely death.
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"One of the things that caused the accident is drinking and driving, I am not going to beat about the bush," said Eugene in an interview with Newzroom Afrika.
"This thing of drinking and driving is a problem and it has taken away one of our members," he said.
Eugene said that he was upset to see people drinking at the venue because he knew that they would get into their cars afterwards. He is pained by the death of his friend and hopes that Mzansi will learn from this tragedy.
In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Menzi Ngubane was honoured with the Best Actor in a Telenovela Award at the SAFTAs. The late Menzi Ngubane bagged a Golden Horn for Best Actor in a Telenovela at the recent SA Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).
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After having made an undeniable monumental mark in the SA film industry, Menzi was honoured with this prestigious award. Menzi passed away earlier this year so his wife accepted the accolade on his behalf.
Menzi’s wife, Sikelelwa, took to social media with great pride, letting her late husband know that he had achieved greatness yet again.
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