We woke up with sad news of the passing of the 37 year old, mother of two, Nomasonto Maswangayi popularily known as Mshoza.
The Kwaito star allegedly passed on in a hospital in Johannesburg this morning (19 November 2020).
The 37-year old hitmaker of Kortez began singing at the age of 10.
Between 1998 and 1999 she was a dancer for kwaito group, Chiskop and then signed her professional deal in 1998 when she was 15 years old.
Condolences messages have been pouring on Twitter with the hashtag #RIPMshoza
Below are some of the Tweets:
Yet another loss to the music industry.— SAMRO (@SAMROMusic) November 19, 2020
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, affectionately known as Mshoza. #RIPMshoza pic.twitter.com/q9gKe25QlT
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 women. Mbokodo #Mshoza #kortes #bozza pic.twitter.com/K78SGYjE7T— #SlaapTigerxDJTiraxNaakxJustbhekiout! (@Gigi_Lamayne) November 19, 2020
One of the first popular people I met shortly after I moved to Joburg, we were all over Melville. I got home at 7am because of this woman, and ended burning food trying to make breakfast 🤣🤣🤣— Ntsiki_M (@NtsikiD_M) November 19, 2020
She definitely was a beautiful soul with a beautiful heart. #RIPMshoza pic.twitter.com/2cjNlo4gmi
She lived her truth… Her legacy will forever remain. She will be remembered… The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. You will be missed Queen 👑 ❤️We are on our way, we will find you there. You can now rest ❤️❤️❤️ #RIPMshoza https://t.co/22GLmYMmTV— ChunLeon🔮 (@CHUNLEONAPP) November 19, 2020
They ignored your legacy as one of Kwaito’s female rap pioneers. I wish time was on your side to prove them wrong 🖤 RIP Mshoza. pic.twitter.com/sgST0SsFTf— Sisa (@Titanbaddie) November 19, 2020
This is still a developing story and will constantly be updated with new information.