Kabelo Mabalane pays tribute to Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala

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TKZee during the 25th annual South African Music Awards (SAMA 25) at Sun City on June 01, 2019.
TKZee during the 25th annual South African Music Awards (SAMA 25) at Sun City on June 01, 2019.
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  • Kabelo Mabalane has paid tribute to his long-time friend, Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala.
  • Mabalane says their legendary kwaito group, TKZee, impacted a whole generation.
  • Tshabalala, who died on Monday, will be laid to rest on Friday.


Ahead of the funeral service of kwaito legend Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala fellow TKZee group member Kabelo Mabalane paid tribute to his long-time friend.

"Mfana (boy), we changed the world and impacted a generation. You've left an indelible mark," Mabalane wrote in a post on social media alongside a photo of Tshabalala.

"We are laying you to rest today. We've lived easily five lifetimes in the thirty years I've known you.

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Tshabalala died from an epileptic seizure on Monday. He was 45 years old.

In an interview with News24, Tshabalala's sister, Kutloano, said her older brother's epileptic seizures stemmed from a severe brain injury he sustained in his 2001 car accident.  

Tshabalala, Mabalane and Zwai Bala rose to fame in the 1990s after forming the iconic TKZee and releasing the group's first album Halloween in 1998.


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