- Rasta, Lebani Sirenje, has painted the late Dr Sibongile Khumalo's portrait
- Social media users took to the internet to react to Rasta's latest masterpiece
- Some people had questions about Rasta's painting and the accuracy of his work
Rasta, Lebani Sirenje, has done it again. He has painted a portrait of the late Dr Sibongile Khumalo and South African social media users have some questions and observations.
Rasta has become infamous for his portraits of celebrities after they pass away. Social media users often react to Rasta's paintings and question their accuracy.
Comparisons have been drawn between his portraits and famous people, often not the actual subject of his paintings.
Iconic jazz and opera vocalist Dr Sibongile Khumalo has passed away, her family announced on Thursday evening, 28 January.
Social media users have taken to Twitter to share their reactions to Rasta's latest portrait:
"Sibongile was such a beautiful woman, can Rasta draw / paint the real Sibongile not this ugly woman he drew."
"For a minute I thought is Naledi Pandor then I realized is principal Thobakgale from skeem saam."
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, 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"
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