- The sudden and tragic passing of new musical sensation Gee Six Five shattered many in Mzansi and celebs reacted too
- She was 65 years old and was finally getting the opportunity to live her dream of being a recording artist
- She died just when her interesting music career was beginning to take off and Mzansi was left shaken by the news
Mzansi was left shattered when the news of "Gee Six Five", Olpha Selepe's tragic passing broke. The nation's gogo was making waves with her hit song, Obani Lababantu, and was riding the wave of her newfound fame.
She even had the opportunity to perform her song live for those who were lucky enough to see her as she finally got the opportunity to live out her dream of being a recording artist. GeeSixFive would often talk about how she didn't want her age to stand in the way of her dreams. She was 65.
Her niece, Sbu Mpungose broke the news that she had passed away on Twitter, on 9 December 2020. Gee Six Five suffered complications from Covid-19. She had been diagnosed before her passing and was in self-isolation before her untimely death.
Mzansi took to social media to pay their respects to Gee Six Five and even local celebrities were shocked to learn that she was no more:
@casspernyovest said: "No ways. This is heart breaking."
@tumisole said: "Condolences to the families and friends. Robala ka Kagiso."
@VusiThembekwayo wrote: "Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Live your life."
@PhilMphela wrote: "Condolences to the family of Mme Nkosingiphile Olpha Selepe."
Briefly.co.za broke the news of Gee Six Five's passing. Gee Six Five, real name Olpha Selepe, has passed away. The 65-year-old shot to fame after releasing her hit single Obani Lababantu recently. Selepe's passing was confirmed by her niece Sbu Mpungose 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"
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