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TKZee member Kabelo Mabalane pays tribute to Tokollo ‘Magesh’ Tshabalala at his funeral service held at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg. Photo: Rosetta Msimango
TKZee member Kabelo Mabalane pays tribute to Tokollo ‘Magesh’ Tshabalala at his funeral service held at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg. Photo: Rosetta Msimango

As close family and friends prepare to bid their final farewell to Kwaito music legend Tokollo ‘Magesh’ Tshabalala, TKZee member Kabelo Mabalane has for the first time paid a moving tribute since Magesh’s passing on Monday.

“Mfana, we changed the world and impacted a generation. You’ve left an indelible mark,” Mabalane shared on his Twitter page.

City Press reported that the 45-year-old’s lifeless body was discovered by a family member on Monday morning.

Mabalane said: “We are laying you to rest today. We’ve lived easily five lifetimes in the 30 years I’ve known you. What a ride it’s been my nigga. See you when I get there.”

Tshabalala, Mabalane and Zwai Bala were the trio that made up the iconic kwaito group.

TKZee released their first full album, Halloween in 1998, which became a huge hit with smash singles like We Love This Place. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of SA as it sold over 200 000 copies.

It also earned them four awards at the SA Music Awards for Best Kwaito Album, Best Duo/Group, Best Single and Best Kwaito Single.

Tshabalala will be laid to rest on Friday morning.

His funeral service is underway at the Rhema Bible Church North in Randburg.

His memorial service will follow on Wednesday, August 24, at St Stithians Chapel in Sandton from 2pm to 5pm.


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