The two musicians had perished alongside four others in a road accident while heading to a gig. It was the biggest single blow to South Africa’s amapiano universe, this loss of six artists at the same time.
The musos might be gone, but they’re clearly still in the hearts of those who loved them, including, of course, Mr JazziQ. Not only is he a friend to the duo, but he’d also collaborated with them previously.
Mr JazziQ, a onetime member of the now-disbanded JazziDisciples, is one of several musicians memorialising the dead. Another is Lady Du; she had gotten a new tattoo to memorialize Mpura and Killer Kau. She was at the burial of the former and gave a speech that moved many to tears.