Cape Town - Radio veteran and former Umhlobo Wenene radio DJ Zola Kaso-Majiza has died.
She was 67 years old.
The news of her death was made public after Umhlobo Wenene breakfast host Pastor Nozewu announced it on air on the Breakfast Eyondlayo Ekuseni (BEE) show on Thursday.
Former Umhlobo Wenene DJ Putco Mafani also confirmed the news of Makazi or MaZoe’s tragic death - as she was affectionately known.
Zola reportedly died on Wednesday in hospital after a short undisclosed illness.
She spent almost three decades in the broadcasting industry before retiring in 2015.
Putco took to his Facebook page to express his devastation after the death of the radio giant.
"When I arrived at Radio Xhosa as a young 24-year-old broadcaster, MaZoe opened her heart and her older sister arms showing me everything I needed to know about the institution namaBhulu ayesiphethe. That was followed by our collaborations on air and outside broadcasts. I am devastated by her sudden death [sic]," he posted.