Kwaito musician Nomasonto Maswanganyi, popularly known as Mshoza, has passed away at 37. The Queen of Kwaito was known for her hit song “Kortes”.
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) confirmed the news in a tweet on Thursday.
“Yet anotherk loss to the music industry. It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, affectionately known as Mshoza. Rest in Peace Mshoza” – the tweet read.
Mshoza’s manager, Thanduxolo Jindela, also released a statement on the Kwathole Conexion Facebook page confirming her death.
“Sad Passing of the Queen of Mshoza Johannesburg 19 November 2020. It is with great sadness to announce the ultimately death of Nomasonto “Mshoza” Maswanganyi. The Kortes hitmaker succumbed peacefully in the early hours of this morning. She was 37.
“She will be deeply missed as an ultimate entertainer who loved being on stage. ”Not only did she radiate star quality, Mshoza a Media darling.” – the post read
Yet another loss to the music industry.
— SAMRO (@SAMROMusic) November 19, 2020
Mshoza Cause of Death
Her manager told news outlets that Mshoza had diabetes and her condition had been worsening and was rushed to a Johannesburg hospital last night.
“She was rushed to hospital as she suffered from diabetes which was very serious and it caused her to go in and out of hospital” – her manager told the SABC News.
The musician passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning at the age of 37.
Tributes have been streaming in on social media from fans and artists.
#RIPMshoza Feels like a lifetime ago when this shoot happened. Thank you for the music, living unapologetically and for being such a cool person. And standing up for others when you didn’t have to. 💔 pic.twitter.com/yMG8zGcuIX
— AndThenMamaSaid 🌈✊🏾🇿🇦 (@tumi_morake) November 19, 2020
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