2020 has taken another popular singer.
The kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, best known as Mshoza, has reportedly died at a Johannesburg hospital after a short illness.
She was 37.
She leaves behind a colourful legacy in the Mzansi music industry. Mshoza rose to fame with her smash hit Kortes in the early 2000s and performed as a dancer between 1998 and 1999.
In July, she reportedly caught the coronavirus but recovered from it.
She has been in the headlines quite a few times due to her obsession with skin-lightening and numerous short-lived marriages.
She has been married three times and leaves behind two children.
Celebrities and fans have expressed their shock and dismay over her untimely death.
Some of the tweets:
@tipcee3 – Just received some bad News Mshoza wamaboza is no more and lapho we were instudio few weeks ago naye euuu kwaze kwabuhlung #RIPMshoza
@PhilMphela – RIP: Mshoza Kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi has died. News broke this morning of the 37 year old, mother of two’s passing. #RIPMshoza
@Advovolicious – Just received some bad News Mshoza wamaboza is no more – kwaze kwabuhlung #RIPMshoza
@tumisole – Rest in perfect Peace Mshoza! #RIPMshoza
@Boity – Yoh, haai! Rest In eternal Peace, Mshoza.