Mandoza dead – Kwaito legend dies at 38


Mandoza, the legendary kwaito singer, reportedly passed away at the age of 38 on Sunday (September 18).

According to EWN, his family has confirmed that he lost his battle to cancer earlier today, about a year after he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

FYI: Mandoza’s real name is Mpho Tshabalala and was born in Zola, Soweto – best known for his hit songs which includes Nkalakatha and Tornado among others.

Our thoughts go out to Mandoza‘s family and friends during this difficult time.


  1. I just want to thank God for Nkalakatha”s life .the vibe vumvum the voice of the natiion we will always remember you bhutie .your music is motivating us though not everybody is not kwaito fan but the words in it are powerful as if are comming from an inspirational speaker
    ” indoda iwanamhlanje kusasa iphinde ivuke ” to Mandoza family thank you for sharing his life with us.RIP qhawe.isizwe silahlekelwe

  2. To The Tshabalala family ,

    Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us everyday
    Unseen , unheard but always near
    Still loved , still near
    Still missed and very dear .
    Cina Mpho you really lived up to your vows for better for worse and you saw how your husband being sick and you were there for him .
    Inkosi ikwandisele sisi cina be strong for the children.

    We have lost a brother , Modimo anne le lona baga Tshabalala mo nakong e boima e .
    Psalm 23 ( The Lord is my Sheperd)

    RIP Mandoza .


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