A family member found his lifeless body on the morning of 15th August. While the exact cause of death has not been determined, a close family member suggested his passing might be linked to his battle with epilepsy.
This not somehow opens another about another musician of the kwaito genre, Zola 7, who is also suffering from epilepsy. Zola is still around and managing his illness.
Tokollo “Magesh” Tshabalala has been called one of the most notable kwaito figures in South Africa and one who stood out as much for his singing as for his songwriting skills. His death is already reverberating across the Rainbow Nation, with many finding it hard to believe that he’s no more. He was, after all, just 45 years.
In a statement, the family confirmed the death while also asking for some privacy as they walk the corridors of grief. Details about the funeral and other engagements will be announced shortly. You can count on us to share the same when it’s out. So follow us right away and stay tuned for updates.