Mshoza states that a lot must be lost in order to reach your dream
Nomasonto Maswanganyi who was popularly referred to as Mshoza has reportedly died. News of the Kwaito Queen’s death sent shockwaves across social media platforms and messages of condolences are pouring in.
This morning, her very close friend Khanyi Mbau broke the news of her passing without revealing any longer information. “REST IN PEACE MY LOVE. I’m tired 2020,” wrote Khanyi. The late Mshoza gave up the ghost during a Johannesburg hospital this morning, 19 November 2020. Earlier this year, Mshoza allegedly contracted the Coronavirus. the explanation for death now isn’t yet known.
The 37-year-old is survived by her two children, her son Jacob Junior and her daughter Pride.
The bubbly Kwaito musician’s impressive career spans for quite 20 years together with her timeless hit Kortez being her most memorable so far. She started singing at the tender age of 10 and began dancing for the kwaito group, Chiskop in 1998. the kid star officially started her solo career at the young age of 15.
She made an enormous comeback together with her hit ‘Abantu Bam’ Laba’ and mentored many celebrities who were new within the industry.
Many are touched by her sudden passing and expressed their shock after receiving the news.
“Yet another loss to the music industry. it’s with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, affectionately referred to as Mshoza,” wrote SAMRO music label.
“Just received some bad News Mshoza wamaboza is not anymore. And lapho we were in the studio a few weeks ago naye euuu kwaze kwabuhlung #RIPMshoza,
” wrote Tipcee.
“RIP Godmother. The Gigi Gang Loves you. we’ll tell you all about the strides once we see you again. You opened it all up. You fought and lived an honest one. A pioneer. A sister. A fearless woman. Mbokodo. Her hit single, “Kortes” and opening up doors for young women within the Kwaito/ hip hop scene,” wrote Gigi Lamayne.
Other celebrity deaths this year
Renowned veteran TV presenter and actress Vinolia Mashego, who was documented for hosting the show Jam Alley, has died at the age of 56, during a peaceful sleep at her home on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
RIP: TV personality and former Generations star, Vinolia Mashego has passed away.
Mashego was currently a host of Bheka Sik’bambile on Moja Love.
— Kgopolo Mphela (@PhilMphela) April 6, 2020
Iconic Bob Mabena gave up the ghost at 51 years old following a brief illness. Just weeks after burying his grandmother who died from the Coronavirus, he succumbed to an unconfirmed lung ailment.
I am shattered a legend fallen… I knew him from production days when I worked for Bonngoe as a Prod Manager doing Metro FM Awards, I'd later harass him for a job at Power FM
I called him Uncle Bob, he'd smile & call me Barbie…
Iyooooh 2020 but what are you 💔 #RIPBobMabena pic.twitter.com/mdq7PJxGVR
— Refilwe Modiselle (@vanillablaq) August 10, 2020
Skeem Saam actor Charles Maja, who played Big Boy Mabitsela gave up the ghost at the age of 54 after affected by a stroke.
You may be gone for now but you live forever in our memories and in our hearts.
Thank you so much for who you were, we love you and we wish you a peaceful sleep.
RIP Charles BIG BOY Maja. Our family will never be the same again! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TuOVYMNUF6
— OFFICIAL Skeem Saam 9 (@SkeemSaam3) April 9, 2020
Gqom musician Njabulo Zondi, who is affectionately known to several as Biggie, died and consistent with numerous sources, the musician succumbed to coronary failure.
Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s daughter Zindzi died at the age of 59. Zindzi Mandela served as South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark.
Eish sis Zindzi! We were just getting to feel your revolutionary spirit! You and mama are reunited now 💔 pic.twitter.com/HOsf4KWhsn
— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) July 13, 2020