- Musawenkosi Molefe shot to fame with the hip-hop group Skwatta Kamp has passed away
- Molefe was also affectionately known as 'Nish' was a favourite for many South African hip-hop fans
- His tragic passing has shocked South Africa and people have taken to social media to share their reactions to his passing
South Africa was stunned by the tragic news that 'Nis', reak name Musawenkosi Molefe, from the hip-hop group Skwatta Kamp has passed away.
The group shot to fame with hit songs "Umoya" and "The Clap Song". The cause of his death has not been revealed according to eNCA.
The SA Music Awards Twitter page released a statement, sharing the bad news with South Africa.
"We are saddened by the passing of Musawenkosi “Nish” Molefe who was a member of the 2-time SAMA Best Rap Album award-winning group Skwatta Kamp. We send out our condolences to his family and friends at large. May his soul rest in peace. #RIPNish"
South Africans took to Twitter to share their reactions to the news of his passing:
"'You know what, this is the season of the Skwatta yeah' - Nish"
"I immediately went back to Landela and Nish's opening verse. It's sad how 17 years later his lyrics still ring true & not much has changed #RIPNish"
"Wow! Rest in Peace to Initial M man Broken heart."
"First Skwatta Kamp song I heard was “Rau Rau” on Yfm on Fresh n Thato’s show and Nish’s verse was the stand out on the song."
"I couldn’t believe I heard someone say this on a verse and they played it on radio... #RIPnish"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that iconic jazz and opera vocalist Dr Sibongile Khumalo has passed away, her family announced on Thursday evening, 28 January.
According to a statement posted on her Instagram page, the world-celebrated Mzansi singer succumbed to stroke-related complications after a lengthy period of illness.
Khumalo, affectionately known as Ma'Mngoma, had a career spanning over 30 years. She began her musical journey when she was only eight. Ma'Mngoma, who was born on 24 September, 1957, was launched into the limelight when she won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award at the Grahamstown Arts Festival in 1993.
In other news, Ami Faku is still alive and well. However, Facebookers started a rumour that she had passed away, causing a stir on social media. Ami took to social media to rubbish the claims, obviously showing that she's still very much alive.
Ami said that people are bitter for saying that she's dead. Coincidently, Ami has just released a song with Emtee titled Lala Ngoxolo, which means "rest in peace".
Other social media users made light of the situation and called for Mzansi artist Rasta to put down his paintbrushes because Ami is still alive.
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