Kwaito star Vusimuzi Ngwenya, long famous by the name Mavusana, has been found dead in a hotel in Port Elizabeth on his birth day. He was aged 46.
Before his death, he was a member of the kwaito group Oda Meesta, which was very popular in the 90s. He was known for some hit songs, including “Summertime.”
He was said to have been found dead by his musician brother Reason, who admitted to Sowetan Live: “He didn’t wake up in the morning. He wasn’t sick. He performed. He was on top of his game. We were sharing a room and he went back to the hotel to sleep. The girls came to sing happy birthday for him in the morning and we discovered he was no more.”
Mavusana, who has four children, was born in Soweto. At the time of his death, according to his partner Ann Msomi, he was doing a promo for MTN. “When the MTN team went to wish him happy birthday in the morning they found him in his hotel room,” she told Channel24.
Already, condolence messages have been pouring in across South Africa to honour he who has once ruled the airwaves with his songs.
Among those who have drooped condolence messages are Metro FM host Masechaba Ndlovu and “Beautiful” crooner DJ Sbu.
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