Gee Six Five was diagnosed with Covid-19 before death, family reveals

Gee Six Five was diagnosed with Covid-19 before death, family reveals

- The death of Gee Six Five came as a shock to Mzansi on Wednesday morning

- Her family has confirmed her passing and released a statement to explain the cause of the unfortunate incident

- Gee Six Five passed away while in isolation after being diagnosed with Covid-19 on Monday

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Mzansi is still reeling from the news of Gee Six Five aka Olpha Selepe's passing. The gogo became a household name after she released her banging new track, Obani Laba Bantu.

The family has released a statement about the passing of the elderly woman. They confirmed that Selepe passed away in Durban while self-isolating after being diagnosed with Covid-19 on Monday, 7 December.

The statement further detailed Selepe's life and achievements. The 65-year-old was a retired teacher and previously worked as a school principal. Her career did not end there, she also headed up Northdale TVET college in Pietermaritzburg.

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Selepe was described as a "sharp dresser, hard worker and lover of life".

Gee Six Five was diagnosed with Covid-19 before death, family reveals
Gee Six Five was diagnosed with Covid-19. image: @official_geesixfive
Source: Instagram

She leaves behind three children, a number of grandchildren, her sister, nieces and nephews.

Briefly.co.za had previously reported that Gee Six Five, real name Olpha Selepe, has passed away. The 65-year-old shot to fame after releasing her hit single Obani Laba Bantu recently.

Selepe's passing was confirmed by her niece Sbu Mpungose on the micro-blogging site Twitter in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Taking to Twitter, Mpungose said:

“My beloved aunt, MumNcane, who many of you know as Gee Six Five, is no more. She displayed leadership throughout her life, was the epitome of fearlessness and inspired many with her single Obani Labantu. Mthiya, Shandu kaNdaba, Sontshikazi. RIP Gee Six Five."

Since then, messages of condolences have poured in for the academic and amapiano star.

In similar news, Briefly.co.za previously reported in July that new details had surfaced over the sudden passing of Zindziswa Mandela, Nelson Mandela's daughter. Her 35-year-old son Zondwa revealed that his mother had tested positive for Covid-19 before her death.

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In an interview with the SABC, Zondwa confirmed that his mother had contracted the virus but said that the family had been awaiting the results of her post mortem exam as well.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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