This was confirmed by SABC’s digital news producer, Sithembiso Sithole who was at the family home. That moment when you are close to a situation but you can’t report about it due to the fact that one of your close friends is a relative‚” Sithole tweeted. Sithole went on to break the news to fans on social media.
“Breaking news: Legendary kwaito musician Mandoza has passed away.”
Sithole added that he would report on full details after family members had been informed.
“I will only be able to give full details after family members have been informed. In a awkward situation.” Mandoza’s family have not yet issued an official statement.