South African Kwaito (a variant of house music featuring the use of African sounds and samples) singer Mduduzi Tshabalala, also known as Mandoza, has died at the age of 38 reports enca.
Last week his family confirmed he was being treated of cancer for the second time in a space of a year‚ this time a brain tumour.
Mandoza performed for fans early this month after being diagnosed with the brain tumor where he was helped to the stage by a group of friends and went ahead to thank God for his life and fans for praying for him.
“We surrender to the Almighty who restores our lives. I’m here to perform for you. To show you that the devil is a liar. The devil is a liar!” Mandoza told the cheering crowd.
The star produced multi-platinum hits like Nkalakatha, Godoba and Sgelekeqe, and collaborated with Danny K on Same Difference. He participated in the kwaito documentary SHARP! SHARP! – the kwaito story, directed by Aryan Kaganof and the 2006 rugby drama, Number 10 according to enca.
Tributes and condolences are pouring online as South Africans mourn a great loss, here are few
— Pekwane_Mashiloane (@kolowang) September 18, 2016
— Ashraf Garda (@AshrafGarda) September 18, 2016
As far as I know Mandoza is the only person with a song that managed to bring white people and black people together. #Mandoza
— NALA (@ArthurBHV) September 18, 2016