- Idols SA judge, Somizi Mhlongo, took to social media to share a special tribute to his friend, Lebo Mathosa, on the anniversary of her death
- The Kwaito and RnB music legend, Lebo Mathosa, was killed in a car crash on 23 October, 2006
- Somizi quoted Lebo's lyrics, which he holds dear to him
Somizi Mhlongo took to his Instagram account early on Wednesday morning to pay tribute to his former best friend, Lebo Mathosa, who died in a car crash 13 years ago.
The 29-year-old Kwaito and RnB singer was killed in a car crash east of Johannesburg in 2006. According to the Mail & Guardian, the driver lost control of the vehicle (a Toyota Prado) in which they were travelling on the N3 highway on the East Rand. The vehicle overturned between the Heidelberg Road off-ramp and Grey Avenue in Germiston. Mathosa died at the scene and the driver suffered minor injuries.
"On this day 13 years ago I woke up to the news that my best friend was no more. The one and only Lebo Mathosa. Here are the 2 quotes from her lyrics that I've always lived by. 'Yes you can judge me second on your list coz I don't give a damn being first on your list' and 'I hold the secret of my beginnings'."
Somizi's Instagram post has gathered more than 12.4k likes and 147 comments thus far. Most of his followers shared Somizi's grief and commented that on the powerful words from Lebo.
Here are a few comments from Somizi's post:
winnie_mashaba: "I worked with her at EMI music A sweet soul full of life just like you @somizi but I’m happy that I see her in you. You are loved my SomG."
londiwe646: "Powerful words."
being_grayintuition: "Lebo was waaaay ahead oh her time, look at her style. May her soul rest in peace."
redeemed_to_worship: "She looks like Bahumi."
nobuhle.m: "She would be so proud of you. You’re indeed living up to her advice. I see her through you."
relebohileduma: "She’s still slaying even today May she continue to rest in power ❤️"
88_mcee: "We lost a nation’s treasure, I mean from that day I knew that SA music will never be the same again."
Meanwhile, five days ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Somizi Mhlongo is one super proud dad, ever since news broke that his daughter, Bahumi Madisakwane, would be playing the role of Lebo Mathosa in the upcoming biopic miniseries, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Viacom announced last Tuesday that the role of Lebo in the docu-series will be played by KB Motsilanyane and Bahumi Madisakwane. Bahumi is set to play the younger version of Lebo while KB will play the singer as an adult.
The show, which premieres on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on 6 November is based on the life of the star.
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