South Africans are heartbroken after the death of yet another legend. Veteran singer and former group member of Sankomota, Tsepo Tshola has passed away.
The 68-year-old jazz legend died on Thursday, 15 July in Lesotho due to Covid-19 complications.
His family confirmed his passing.
Tributes started pouring in from fellow entertainers, celebrities, politicians and fans. Robert Marawa, Dineo Langa, Kalawa Jazmee and others sent their condolences to the family.
Tshepo Tshola has been part of every celebration and loss in most of our homes. Ha hona mokete kapa lefu mo o sa utlwing Ntate Tshepo Tshola teng. It's like his voice held space for black joy and black pain. It feels like someone just shot a missile through our artistic DNA.— Dineo Langa (@therealdineo) July 15, 2021
We are saddened by the passing of legendary songwriter and musician with a distinct voice, Tsepo Tshola. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues.— The SA Music Awards (@TheSAMAs) July 15, 2021
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Rest In Peace to Tsepo Tshola The Village Pope. His music carried me through a really weird time in my life as a young boy in John Mitchell Primary school. When no one understood what I was going through, his music carried me. #RIPTsepoTshola pic.twitter.com/dTVBzpDa2P— DJ Franky (@FrankySA) July 15, 2021