waito star Mshoza, real name Nomasonto Maswanganyi, has died at age 37. Her manager Thandoxulo Jindela confirmed the news to Sowetan this morning!
The publication reports that Mshoza died at Far East Rand Hospital on Thursday morning just before 9 am.
“The music industry has once again lost one of the amazing artists, the queen of Kwaito, Mshoza We would like to send our sincere sympathies to her family and friends. May your soul rest in eternal peace,” wrote Ambitiouz Entertainment.
“Yet another loss to the music industry. It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, affectionately known as Mshoza,” wrote SAMRO.
“#RIPMshoza Feels like a lifetime ago when this shoot happened. Thank you for the music, living unapologetically, and for being such a cool person. And standing up for others when you didn’t have to,” said Tumi Morake.
“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 woman. Mbokodo Mshoza #kortes #bozza” wrote Gigi Lamayne.
“My heart is broken, Thank you for years of amazing friendship, laughter, and fun times. Go Rest oh dear friend Nomasonto Mshoza Maswanganyi #RIPMshoza I can’t,” wrote Zola Hashatsi.
The 37-year-old was known for her hit song Kortes.
Mshoza rose to fame as the First Lady of Kwaito with her smash hit Kortes in the early 2000s from her debut album BullDawgz First Lady. She collaborated with stars such as Mzambiya and Msawawa.