Among the stars expressing their heartfelt condolences to the family was TV personality Somizi. After hearing of the passing of Mandoza, Somizi shared a touching message on his Instagram account, describing his last moments with the star.
"THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT. My heart is in such pain. Went to visit him last week at his home. His excitement was like a child seeing sweets. We laughed we spoke about spirituality. About God. We jokes about almost everything. Including his blindness (sic)," he wrote.
The choreographer went on to say how Mandoza promised him that "his soul was happy".
He ended the message with a note to Mandoza's wife, Mpho. "To Mpho: u were a perfect example of what through thick and thin means. Rip Mdu."