#RIPGeeSixFive: Musician Gee Six Five passes on

Rising musician, passes on after positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

It is yet another sad day in Mzansi as musician, Olpha Selepe aka passes on. The singer’s family has released a statement revealing that she died in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Durban.

She’d been isolating there after receiving a positive COVID-19 diagnosis on Monday. Her niece, Sbu Mpungose first broke the news on Twitter. According to her, “she displayed leadership throughout her life”, and “was an epitome of fearlessness”. Many would recognize her for her most recent hit song “Obani Labababantu” which gave her fame before her death.

who was a retired teacher, earlier in the year (at the beginning of COVID-19), decided to try music again in July. “Obani Labababantu” was released in November after months of working on the song. She was a Masters graduate, and was also working on her doctorate before she passed.