Maskandi hitmaker Sphuzo Sabantwana sadly passes away at 65

Maskandi hitmaker Sphuzo Sabantwana sadly passes away at 65

- South African Maskandi artist Sphuzo Sabantwana has passed away

- The 65-year-old'd passing was announced on social media by his manager on Tuesday, 24 February

- While the cause of death remains unclear, tributes have poured in for the talented musician

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Legendary Maskandi artist Gawulezakhe Mbili, more popularly known as Sphuzo Sabantwana, has passed away at the age of 65.

The news broke on social media on Tuesday but the details surrounding his passing are still not clear.

The musician’s manager, Sakhile Cele, took to social media to confirm the unfortunate news. Sphuzo was adored by the Maskandi community and even caught the attention of mainstream artists like Sjava and Black Coffee.

Maskandi hitmaker Sphuzo Sabantwana sadly passes away at 65
Maskandi hitmaker Sphuzo Sabantwana has passed away. Image: Sakhile Ndosi
Source: Facebook

Last year, the muso debuted “Icorona Izophela”, a song assuring the masses that the pandemic would end. The song launched the #IcoronaIzophelaChallenge, right in the nick of time for its promotion.

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Sjava shared his message of condolences to the fallen artist.

Other social media users also shared their thoughts and prayers. Twitter user fanny_miz said:

“RIP to the legendary Sphuzo sabantwana. May his soul Rest In Peace”

DjwonderSA said:

“This man was such a vibe. He could just sing with anything. Sphuzo Sabantwana”

Sithembiso17 said:

“He is no longer with us in this society, he is now in a better place than here... R.I.P Sphuzo sabantwana.”

Choko_Music said:

“RIP Sphuzo Sabantwana. What a talent!!”

Meanwhile previously reported that 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.

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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, 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.

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