SA music industry poorer without Tokollo Tshabalala: SAMA – SABC News

The South African Music Awards (SAMA) have joined the nation in paying tribute to the late kwaito star Tokollo “Magesh” Tshabalala.

Tshabalala, who was part of the legendary group TKZee kwaito, died Monday at the age of 45 following an epileptic seizure.

Tshabalala and TKZee Group have received numerous SAMAs including Lifetime Achievement Recognition in 2019.

SAMA spokesperson Lesley Mofokeng says the industry is poorer without the talented Tshabalala.

“We will always remember the moment at SAMA 5 when TKZee walked away with four trophies in one night. It was a testament to the hard work they put into making their sound unique and representative of the sounds of the era we were in. The three men, Tokollo, Kabelo Mabelane, as well as Zwai Bala have been recognized for their hard work and the ethos they have in place when creating timeless music and music that will be remembered for years to come.

The family thanked the South Africans for the condolences:

TKZee member Zwai Bala shared his final moments with Tshabalala.

“After hearing the news yesterday, I went to where he was and he was still there, and I asked for a moment with him to connect, so say, ‘hee boy, really? ‘. And I’m grateful for this opportunity.

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