Memorial and funeral service details for Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala

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Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala
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  • Kwaito legend Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala, who died of an epileptic seizure earlier this week, will be laid to rest on Friday.
  • A memorial service will be held next week Wednesday.
  • According to his family, the epileptic seizures, which he developed from a severe brain injury in a car accident, got worse in the last couple of months.

Following his death from an epileptic seizure on Monday morning, kwaito legend and TKZee member Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala will be laid to rest on Friday, 19 August.

The funeral service will take place at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg, Johannesburg, from 09:00 to 11:00. Tshabalala will then be laid to rest at the Westpark Cemetery.

A memorial service to honour the Kwaito legend will take place on Wednesday, 24 August, at St Stithians Chapel in Sandton from 14:00 to 17:00.

"Tokollo was a son, brother, cousin, mentor, guardian and a great artist who inspired many," the Tshabalala family said in a press statement. "As a family, we would like to thank everyone for the immense outpour of love, condolences and well wishes."

Tshabalala's sister, Kutloano, told News24 her older brother's epileptic seizures began occurring more often in the last couple of months before his death. However, they were being managed.

"This time around, he just couldn't get through the seizure, and God called him home," she said.

Kutloano added that Tshabalala, who was "fine" in the days leading up to his sudden death, developed epileptic seizures from a severe brain injury he sustained in his 2001 car accident.

In an interview with News24, TKZee business manager Refiloe Ramogase said he would, among other things, miss Tshabalala's "effortless charm" and described him as a "beautiful and gentle soul".

Tshabalala, Kabelo Mabalane and Zwai Bala rose to fame in the 1990s after forming the iconic TKZee.

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