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Dead musician from Zuma's hometown

2012-01-09 13:02

Pietermaritzburg - The musician who died at the ANC's centenary celebrations in Bloemfontein hailed from President Jacob Zuma's hometown of Nkandla, The Witness reported on Monday.

Sizanempi Nxusa, 54, was the bassist for the maskandi group Ihashi Elimhlophe (White Horse).

The group was about to go on stage on Saturday when Nxusa collapsed and died, apparently of heat stroke.

Band leader Bheki Ngcobo said he was called after Nxusa had already collapsed.

"We poured some cold water over him, but he did not wake up. An ambulance was immediately summoned to the scene and Nxusa and another girl who also collapsed next to him were rushed to hospital.

"However we were told that Nxusa died before reaching hospital," Ngcobo said.

Temperatures peaked at above 40°C and several people were treated for dehydration.

Ngcobo said Nxusa was with the group for over 15 years and had been in good health.

Ihashi Elimhlophe did not perform after his death and band members wept openly on stage, The Witness reported.

Comments
  • Kala - 2012-01-09 13:07

    Died of Boredom. even whilst the elite were sipping champagne all they could offer their supporters was a photo opportunity.

      Willie - 2012-01-09 13:19

      Talking rubbish

      MWF - 2012-01-09 13:24

      @Willie, you obviously don't read all of the news. FACT: Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe proposed a toast and told the half-empty stadium that if they did not have champagne, they could take photographs of their leaders drinking, or raise clenched fists. "The leaders will now enjoy the champagne, and of course they do so on your behalf through their lips," he said.

      Wall - 2012-01-09 13:28

      They can't seriously be expected to provide champagne for all those thousands of people? Come on, people.

      Poloyatonki - 2012-01-09 14:10

      I still wonder how come there were very few whites at stadium, if it wasnt because of whites oppressing us, we wouldnt have ANC today. As we all know that it is easy for us blacks to join white paties like DA, but whites will never join a party which belongs to all races like ANC.

      Irene - 2012-01-09 14:25

      Polydonki ~ Whites don't respect corruption, ignorance or arrogance, nor do they tolerate lies and incompetence. Answer your question?

      bongani.pasha - 2012-01-09 16:50

      @irene so according to you whites are saints,isn`t it ironical that J Arthur Brown who is white,is corrupt,deceitful and a dishonest individual who stole pooor pensioners’life savings?

  • Wall - 2012-01-09 13:22

    How can you people be so insensitive? A man died, let's not joke about it.

      Sifiso - 2012-01-09 13:32

      Ya, but the death is as a result of poor planning, this is embarrassing, all they care about is cutting of cake and champagne among-st themselves .

      madsipho - 2012-01-09 14:17

      Exacty@Sifiso, the man died before they have a piece of cake and champaigne but they never care about the poor guy...Shame on you ANC leaders, Bloody Agents!

      Kala - 2012-01-09 15:22

      Everybody dies.

  • Deon - 2012-01-09 13:27

    Sad, take fluyids when it is hot. RIP.

      Deon - 2012-01-09 13:41

      fluids. The heat is catching us all.

  • Nathi - 2012-01-09 13:33

    Death is not something to be scoffed at. It comes to all of us and when your time is up, it's up. Let's be sensitive "Kala and BadMuse" If a tragedy like this happened to one of your family would you be so comedic as you are? I think not. Shame on you guys. My heart goes out to his family. RIP Nxusa, SA music won't be the same without you, sizoku khumbula ntsizwa.

      Kala - 2012-01-09 15:24

      I wasn't refering to the singer. I don't recall saying Sizanempi Nxusa died of boredom. More bad news Nathi... Everyone dies

  • Tshidiso - 2012-01-09 13:35

    But some people are stupid hai,a man died and all you can write is ANC this ANC that.voetsek mahn!

      Nitronic - 2012-01-09 14:05

      when you insult please do it properly by LEARN how to SPELL please

      Poloyatonki - 2012-01-09 14:12

      Blame whites...

      tlegodu - 2012-01-09 14:12

      Yes my centiment exactly, people dont know what to say sometimes,someone died, family and friends in pain, they are buzy their pigs and apples, they are like those pigs too.

      Kala - 2012-01-09 15:26

      everybody dies

  • Ellamyn - 2012-01-09 13:38

    Hope he had his ANC card with him and a spade....

  • Thoka - 2012-01-09 13:56

    Our sisters and brothers lost their father and all you can sH"t out your mouth is "he died of boredom". You must have fell on your head coming to this world, wish you died on impact, Sies. RIP baba

      Irene - 2012-01-09 14:09

      Jeepers, just how many sisters and brothers do you have?

      Kala - 2012-01-09 15:28

      Thoka - Did I say who died of boredom? Or did you, out of those three words, deduce somehow that I was referring to the singer. I am getting bored with this!

  • Kevin Nicklin - 2012-01-09 14:04

    As much as we may all disagree with ANC leadership, let us not be insensitive to the plight of this musician. My condolences go out to his family and his fellow band members. May he rest in peace!

  • TenRas1 - 2012-01-09 14:07

    I'm sure all this comments were going to be different if it was a white person. we Lost an icon, RIP...

      Nitronic - 2012-01-09 14:16

      thne this would not have happened. Coz the person would use his brains and drink water

      Trudy - 2012-01-09 14:36

      Get lost nitronic, even better DROP DEAD

      Nitronic - 2012-01-09 14:40

      @trudy hahahahahaha what a comeback.

  • Beetroot - 2012-01-09 14:11

    I think its very sad that a good harmonious musician who brings positive things to life through music should simply die because of heatstroke. He certainly does not deserve to have the disrespect and critisism what the corrupt and dysfunctional ANC deserve to have. May God bless him!

  • tlegodu - 2012-01-09 14:17

    Viva ANC, people will always complain as if they are doing something better to help, Sorry for the death of the musician,and to all the family and friends. You fought fought for us to be here,real men stood up and sacrified their lifes, others have guts to still point fingers instand of saying thank you for once.

  • Raul - 2012-01-09 17:54

    Perhaps his ears could not take Zuma's songs anymore...

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