- Zola 7 has mourned the passing of yet another gender-based violence victim, Sibongiseni Gabada
- The musician and actor revealed that he worked with Sibongiseni during his last season of his reality show, Zola 7
- Sibongiseni's body was found stuffed in a bag outside the shack of a person who was close to her on 29 May in Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Zola 7 has opened up about the death of Sibongiseni Gabada, 36, whose body was found stuffed in a sports bag.
The musician and actor revealed that he worked with Sibongiseni during his last season of his reality show, Zola 7.
Sibongiseni's body was found outside the shack of a person who was close to her on 29 May in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. She had been missing for two weeks.
Real name Bonginkosi Dlamini, Zola told TimesLIVE on Monday that he was actually with Sibongiseni when he resigned from the show.
"After that most of my crew, including her, had to find work elsewhere. Maybe things would have turned out differently. She handled my office and all my social media [accounts]."
Zola, whose Zola 7 show aired on SABC 1 between 2002 and 2010, said he had mentored Sibongiseni.
"I took her to all my meetings as a trainee until she was strong enough to be given some of the big Zola 7 responsibilities eventually.
"She was dedicated to the opportunities she got and worked very hard. She had big dreams and one could tell she came from a background of values and tradition and she was going somewhere."
Zola described Sibongiseni as a very proud Xhosa.
"When she did not know she was not afraid to ask. At times you could say she was our feminine eye and you could say she was one of the boys when we took her on tour."
Briefly.co.za reported that Lerato Sengadi has spoken out against the killing of women in Mzansi.
Her views came after the recent brutal killing of heavily-pregnant Tshegofatso Pule who was recently found hanged in Roodepoort.
Hulani Ravele also penned a touching message to President Cyril Ramaphosa following the spate of brutal murders of women in South Africa.
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