The nation mourns the passing of kwaito artist Nomasonto “Mshoza” Maswanganyi #RIPMshoza
20 Nov 2020 MUSIC
By Zuko Komisa
The untimely passing of the kwaito artist Nomasonto “Mshoza” Maswanganyi on Thursday morning left many South Africans heartbroken.
Mshoza made a special guest appearance on Good Friday last year on the 22 February 2020 with Skhumba on #BlomBlom Mshoza had the team in stitches sharing stories on her early day as a musician and what led her to falling in love with being in the time limelight. She also spoke of the moment she made a guest appearance on the iconic show Jam Alley, went through She revealed fond childhood memories of where she started singing at age 10, and her role as Sarafina in a school play. “I used to think that I was Leleti Khumalo at some stage. I was in a group when this was happening and used to wear red lipstick to look just like her.”
Listen to the full conversation here:
Mshoza’s manager, Thanduxolo Jindela, also published a post on the Kwathole Connexion Facebook page confirming her death.
“The Sad Passing of the Queen of Mshoza Johannesburg 19 November 2020. It is with great sadness to announce the ultimately death of Nomasonto “Mshoza” Maswanganyi. The Kortes hitmaker succumbed peacefully in the early hours of this morning. She was 37. She will be deeply missed as an ultimate entertainer who loved being on stage. ”Not only did she radiate star quality, Mshoza a Media darling.“
She was vocal on a variety of topics including gender-based violence and shared her experiences of intimate partner violence in 2018. Maswanganyi is survived by two children. The cause of death was not published.
This Friday, the Good Friday team pays tribute to Mshoza.