Rising musician, Gee Six Five passes on after positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
It is yet another sad day in Mzansi as musician, Olpha Selepe aka Gee Six Five 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.
Gee Six Five 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.
May your beautiful soul rest in peace 🙏
— Politricks SA (@PolitricksSA) December 9, 2020
My beloved aunt, MumNcane who many of you know as #GeeSixFive is no more. She displayed leadership throughout her life, was the epitome of fearlessness & inspired many with her single #ObaniLababantu.
Mthiya, Shandu kaNdaba, Sontshikazi. #RIPGeeSixFive pic.twitter.com/NAOHlWlsIp
— Sbu Mpungose (@SbuMpungose) December 9, 2020
So Gee Six Five is my aunt (she who got her masters at 60 yrs+ & is pursuing a doctorate).
My family is very divided about her recording this single. She says she wants to show that you can go after your dreams no matter the age.
— Sbu Mpungose (@SbuMpungose) November 19, 2020