The death has been announced of Sphuzo Sabantwana, a notable maskandi artiste. He was aged 65.
The death of the songster was announced on social media by his manager Sakhile Cele on Tuesday 24 February. The announcement sent shockwaves across the industry, as many had not expected him to pass away at the time.
The exact cause of death has not been made known. The fact that he is no more has left many maskandi faithfuls moody.
Tributes have been pouring from South Africa and neighouring countries for the songster. Celebs and ordinary folk alike have been sending in tributes. Among the notable figures who have dropped tribute for the late musician are Lungelo Islingo and BET award-winning artiste Sjava.
By the way, Sphuzo Sabantwana released “Icorona Izophela” in 2020, a song of hope assuring an uncertain South Africa that coronavirus will go away and things will be all right agai, the song spawned the #IcoronaIzophelaChallenge.
Sphuzo Sabantwana will be sorely missed for his contributions to maskandi and to South African music generally.
Well, havr you got some kind words to share with his family in their hour of grief? You may want to drop them in the comment section below. Way to go!