Mduduzi Tshabalala aka ‘Mandoza’, popularly know for his hit song Nkalakatha, has been reported dead, Mandoza passed on Sunday midday at the age of 38.
News reports broke on social media after EWN Reporter and other news outlets announced that the Kwaito artist Mandoza has passed on, later eNCA confirmed the news.
The family spokesperson told EWN Reporter that Tshabalala passed on after being taken to hospital this morning. No further details were given.
Mandoza has been battling brain cancer for over a year. A month ago, his producer and friend, Gabi Le Roux took to Fabebook to announce that Mandoza is fighting for his life in hospital, after the cancer metastisized.
Mandoza released over 10 albums in his career, has earned multi-awards, and been in a Kwaito group Chiskop. In 2013, eTV announced that it will broadcast a reality show Rolling With Mandoza Tonight, starring Mduduzi Tshabalala, a day in a life of the kwaito star with his family.
A month ago, it was reported that doctors diagnosed Mandoza with brain cancer, this was the second time in the same year. A week ago, Tshabalala was back with his family and getting treated from his home. This morning, the nation learned about his passing.