As Mzansi continues to lay thoughts with the sudden passing of legendary kwaito artist Mshoza, more details have been shared about her death.
Mshoza, whose real name is Nomasonto Maswangayi. was reported to have passed in the early hours of Thursday morning in a Joburg hospital.
According to an official statement released by her management, Mshoza passed on peacefully in the early hours of morning.
UPDATE: Official statement from Mshoza’s management company.
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The statement read:
“It is with great sadness to announce the untimely death of Nomasonto”Mshoza’ Maswanganyi. The Kortez 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 was a media darling.More details to follow shortly”
Sunday World journalist, Nokuthula Zwane shared that a source informed her that Mshoza was previously diagnosed with diabetes.
“According to a close friend, she had been rushed to the hospital a few weeks ago but was later ‘discharged. Details of the cause of death are still unclear.
The 37-year-old, mother of two had been ill and diagnosed with diabetes.
Mshoza had confirmed that she also had tested positive for Covid-19 in July this year.
The Sunday World reported that she said:
“I’m diabetic so I do get ill from little things. I know I have to take extra care of myself. I don’t take any illness easy, I quickly go to a doctor.”
She expressed that she felt “scared” by the diagnosis.