JOHANNESBURG - Kwaito star Mixon Tholo, popularly known as Tsekeleke, has died.
He passed away in a Vosloorus hospital on Tuesday night.
We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of a sensational avant-garde of Kwaito, Tsekeleke, who has sadly passed on. pic.twitter.com/lCa85jZNPJ— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 1, 2017
Tsekeleke was diagnosed with diabetes and had been in and out of hospital since last year.
He was rushed to hospital on Monday after undergoing a procedure on his leg.
Tsekeleke is known for his hit single "Fatty Boom Boom".
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa paid tribute to the artist, describing him as sensational and avant-garde.
Tsekeleke has passed away. Life had been so difficult for him in the past 10 years at least. May he finally rest #RIPTsekeleke— PELE FEELA (@GrootmanTebza) August 1, 2017