- Talented gospel singer Sfiso 'Mkhaya' Dladla passed away on Wednesday, 24 March
- The Ithemba Musical Group member was shot multiple times a few days ago and ended up in ICU
- KZN MEC Hlengiwe Mavimbela had said they had been hopeful Mkhaya would make it out of ICU following his shooting in Umlazi, Durban recently, but unfortunately not
Gospel singer Sfiso 'Mkhaya' Dladla has passed away. The Ithemba Musical Group member was shot multiple times in Umlazi, Durban a few days ago.
He ended up in ICU where he battled for his life until he succumbed to his gunshot wounds on Wednesday, 24 March.
KwaZulu-Natal Arts and Culture MEC Hlengiwe Mavimbela said Mkhaya's death came as a "shock" to her. The MEC expressed that they were hopeful he would make it when they heard he was admitted in hospital and sent to ICU.
She extended her condolences to the Dladla family, friends and Ithemba. The MEC wrote in a statement posted on Facebook:
"The passing of Dladla will leave a dent in gospel music, especially in KwaZulu-Natal."
Ithemba also took to Facebook to share the sad news of Mkhaya's passing with their fans. Check out some of their reactions below:
Nobuhle Ntanzi said:
"Sooo sad... May you rest peacefully my brother."
Gugu MaNdlovu Biyela commented:
"Ooooh my God, sleep well my brother."
Thembinkosi Mntungwa Mabaso wrote:
"My deepest condolences to the his family, Ithemba gospel musical and friends. May his soul rest in peace."
Nthabiseng DQ Makgalwa said:
"I was hopeful that he will pull through... May his soul rest in peace!"
Malusi Sikhosana commented:
"Another sad news indeed... Aw uFohla madoda... May his soul rest in eternal peace and deepest condolences to kunina bafowethu Ithemba Musical Group and the family at large."
Lebohang Motloung added:
"Oooh so sad. RIP brother. Till we meet again. I really enjoyed your music."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the Fergusons took to social media recently to send their condolences to Menzi Ngubane's family. The former Isibaya actor passed away on Saturday night, 13 March.
Mzansi celebs and the star's fans have taken to different social media platforms to pay tribute to the star and to also comfort his loved ones as they mourn his loss. The Queen's Connie Ferguson took to Instagram recently to share her reaction to Ngamla's sad passing. The media mogul wrote:
"Ngubs!!! This is too much! May God give Sike and the Ngubane family strength and courage to deal with this loss! You are in our prayers! I am seriously at a loss! #ripngubs. As legends never die, you live on in our hearts and your amazing library of work!"
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