- South African queen of Kwaito Mshoza has sadly passed away and fans are shaken to the core
- The Mzansi media personality allegedly passed away in a hospital in Johannesburg on Monday morning
- Mzansi social media users have expressed their shock and dismay over her untimely death
Mzansi has been left reeling at the news of local singer Mshoza passing away. The media personality, whose real name is Nomasonto Maswangayi, allegedly passed on in a hospital in Joburg on Thursday morning.
The details of her death had not yet been released at the time of publishing. Her passing was first announced by industry peers such as Khanyi Mbau and Phil Phela.
It was later confirmed by the Daily Sun. The 37-year old hitmaker of Kortez leaves behind a colourful legacy in the Mzansi music industry.
One of Mshoza's friends, Kadaf, has shared his thoughts about the untimely passing. Speaking to Briefly.co.za, he said:
"Mshoza was one of the musicians and friends who always believed in herself and stayed true to herself. And as a Kwaito musician, she had strong character, she made me believe in myself and gave me a lot of courage towards my craft as a Kwaito artist and a friend. She taught me that as a person, you should stand for something or else you will die for everything. She will forever be a Kwaito Godmother. May her soul rest in peace."
Kadaf also sent condolences to her family.
Mzansi social media users have expressed their shock and dismay over the untimely passing of the icon. Twitter user danielmarven said:
“May your soul rest in peace Mshoza.”
“Rest in peace Queen of Kwaito. #mshoza”
“Thank you for your music Mshoza, may your loving soul RIP.”
“Mshoza is no longer with us? Omg! RIP kortes.”
Mshoza began singing at the tender age of 10. She preformed as a kwaito dancer between 1998 and 1999. At 15 years old, the starlet was signed to a label.
Mshoza had been married three times in her life. She was first married to the businessman Jacob Mnisi in 2007 and had two children. The marriage ended in 2011 after reports of both being unfaithful. The marriage was rocky, even with their R3.5 million home in eMalahleni (Witbank).
She met and later married Thuthukani Mvula in 2017 but it did not last long. She first said that her husband had allegedly been physically and emotionally abusing her. She stated that he had kicked her out of their home in KwaZulu-Natal’s Bergville region and that he had sent out hitmen.
Mvula was also still married to another woman whose name was being reported as Duduzile Mvula. The previous marriage had ended but their divorce had not been finalised.
She would leave Mvula and go on to date the police detective Tlhabe Mbhele and Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca. In February, it was reported that she had married for a third time in a private ceremony where family and friends gathered to watch her tie the knot with Prince Dlamini. He is a businessman from East Rand.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that radio veteran Bob Mabena died. The beloved media personality passed away on Monday afternoon. The news of his death was confirmed by POWER 98.7 in a statement.
Speaking on air, Given Mkhari, said Mabena was admitted to hospital on Saturday and discharged on Monday morning. As the late star and his wife were driving home, he experienced some pain and returned to hospital.
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