The sudden and tragic death of South African singer Zahara has left a whole nation reeling and trying to process the tragedy. The songstress died at the hospital on December 11, days after she was rushed there allegedly over liver complications.
Well, since her death, South Africans have been paying tribute to her. The big and the small, the famous and even the political class have been sharing their thoughts about her life and the tragedy of her death. One such individual is the South African minister Fikile Mbalula.
The minister had taken to his X where he shared his thoughts about the singer’s death and what it meant for South Africa’s entertainment universe. he failed to follow the rules of punctuation, which left his post almost incomprehensible and elicited criticism from many South Africans.
Fikile Mbalula wrote, verbatim: REST EASY ZAHARA WE WILL MISS SAD NEWS INDEED. The poor writing irritated South Africans, who called him out for it. At the time of writing, though, the minister had not edited what he wrote. He obviously wanted to write: “Rest easy, Zahara. We will miss you. Sad news indeed.”
REST EASY ZAHARA WE WILL MISS SAD NEWS INDEED 💔💔💔💔🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/lmyQn5NvGT
Zahara’s death was a big shock to the music industry and South Africans are still trying to process it.