December 5, 2020

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RIP Mshoza: Tributes pour in following Nomasonto Maswanganyi’s death

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Nomasonto Maswanganyi – otherwise known as Mshoza – has died at the age of 37 on Thursday morning. The musician was a major player in the Kwaito industry, and leaves behind two young children.

Who is Mshoza? Nomasonto Maswanganyi confirmed dead on Thursday

Maswanganyi had been receiving treatment at a hospital in Gauteng prior to her untimely passing. Thandoxulo Jindela, who worked as Mshoza’s manager, confirmed the death to the media a short while ago.

Amogst other things, Mshoza was also notable for the smash hit Kortes in the early 2000s. BullDawgz First Lady, her debut album, became an iconic record in Mzansi. She was frequently in the news for her love life, as several on-again, off-again marriages kept the artist in the public eye.

Heartfelt tributes pour in for Kwaito star

Maswanganyi was also an advocate for gender equality, defending her fellow artists in controversies ranging from risque outfits to skin-lightening procedures. Mshoza goes down as a titan of South African pop culture, and her loss is being keenly felt across South Africa. Several close friends and major domestic stars have already posted their tributes: