Details: Kagiso Boroko memorial service to be streamed on Facebook

Kagiso Boroko
Kagiso Boroko
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  • South African tenor Kagiso Boroko died on Tuesday.
  • Sweet Voice Masters Entertainment manager, Bheki Nhlapo declined to comment on the cause of death.
  • In 2010, Kagiso joined The Black Tie Ensemble (BTE) Incubator Scheme and went on to become a soloist for Gauteng Opera.

UPDATE: 31 JULY 13:00

Details: Kagiso Boroko memorial service to be streamed on Facebook

A memorial service for Kagiso Boroko will be held on Saturday and streamed on Facebook at 16:00

The service will be streamed from Choral Mag's Facebook page.

A funeral service will take place on Sunday.


ORIGINAL: 29 JULY 14:52

South African tenor Kagiso Boroko dies

South Africa tenor Kagiso Boroko has died.

According to Democratic Alliance MP Geordin Hill-Lewis the opera soloist reportedly died by suicide on Tuesday. 

Sweet Voice Masters Entertainment manager, Bheki Nhlapo, confirmed reports but could not comment on the circumstances surrounding Kagiso's death.

Kagiso, who hails from Hammanskraal joined the Sweet Voice Masters in 2003.

In 2010, he joined The Black Tie Ensemble (BTE) Incubator Scheme and went on to become a soloist for Gauteng Opera.

Colleagues and friends have taken to social media to pay tribute and express their sadness following the news of Kagiso's death.

"Kagiso Boroko was a talented young tenor who had charm and kindness, [sic]" wrote Fortunato Mazzone on Facebook.

Cobus Venter wrote on Facebook: "Some things are simply beyond my understanding, like loosing this amazing, talented, kind hearted legend way too soon. RIP Kagiso Boroko. You leave an unclosable gap. [sic]"

If your require counselling contact the South African Depression and Anxiety Group's 24 hour helpline at 0800 456 789 or for suicidal emergency contact 0800 567 567.

This article will be updated should more information become available. 

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