Twitterverse shocked at Mandoza's death

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FILE: 8 December 2008. Mandoza was found guilty by the Roodepoort Magistrate Court on charges of culpable homicide following a car crash in which two people died.

JOHANNESBURG – Kwaito star Mandoza has been hailed as a South African legend, whose music appealed to all across the colour line.

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Mandoza – real name Mduduzi Tshabalala – died on Sunday morning. The musician had been battling cancer for some time.

Mandoza rose to fame with the group Chiskop, which he formed with three childhood friends, S’bu, Siphiwe and Sizwe.

Mandoza launched his solo career in 1999 and achieved massive success with the cross-over hit Nkalakatha in 2000. He&39;s sung in several languages, including Afrikaans, English, isiZulu and isiXhosa.

South Africans took to Twitter on Sunday to express their shock at news of his death. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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