In a heartbreaking turn of events, Kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi - affectionately known as Mshoza - has passed away. The news of her passing have been confirmed by a number of sources including her manager Thandoxulo Jindela. Details surrounding her death are not clear at the moment, but it's been reported that she passed away in a hospital in Springs, Gauteng.
Mshoza rose to stardom when she released her hit single Kortes (featuring Mzambiya) from her debut album Bulldawgz First Lady - which came out in 2002. She went on to become an icon in the Kwaito space and released other hit songs such as Hlaba Lingene, Abantu Bam and Ayina Chorus.
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The news of her passing sent shockwaves around the country, and tributes have been pouring in for the star who leaves behind 2 children:
RIP Godmother. The Gigi Gang Loves you. We will tell you all about the strides when we see you again. You opened it all up. You fought and lived a good one. A pioneer. A sister. A fearless women. Mbokodo #Mshoza#kortes#bozzapic.twitter.com/K78SGYjE7T— #SlaapTigerxDJTiraxNaakxJustbhekiout! (@Gigi_Lamayne) November 19, 2020