Kwaito legend Mandoza has died

Mandoza (Supplied
Mandoza (Supplied

Cape Town - Local Kwaito star Mandoza has died. He was 38.

EWN reported the South African musician lost his battle to cancer on Sunday.

Mandoza's - whose real name is Mduduzi Tshabalala - family had confirmed he died after being taken to hospital on Sunday morning.

The 38-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May of last year.

Concern for Mandoza's health was raised after he was rushed to hospital twice in the space of two months. 

When asked about his battle with brain cancer Mandoza's wife, Mpho explained what led to the diagnosis, saying that they had decided to seek medical attention when the star complained of severe headaches as well as a problem with his eye.

Sthembiso Sithole took to Twitter to announce the musician's death.

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