Kwaito star, Mandoza dead at 38

Kwaito singer Mduduzi Tshabalala, also known as Mandoza, has died at the age of 38.

The star produced multi-platinum hits like Nkalakatha, Godoba and Sgelekeqe, and collaborated with Danny K on Same Difference.

Mandoza started his career with Chiskop, a kwaito group formed with three of his childhood friends.

He participated in the kwaito documentary SHARP! SHARP! – the kwaito story, directed by Aryan Kaganof and the 2006 rugby drama, Number 10.

Last week his family confirmed he was being treated at home for a brain tumour.

Mandoza’s producer, Gabi le Roux posted the following message on Facebook on September 6: “Mpho and the Tshabalala family has asked all his friends and fans to pray for him, beckon the ancestors and keep him in your thoughts during this time.”