Amapiano stars Mpura, Killer Kau die in car crash

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    Keith T Mambo
    Keith T Mambo
    Keith T. Mambo is currently a reporter for ZiMetro News . He focuses on identity politics for The Southern Eye. He was previously a fellow at the UCT University of Cape Town for Political Science.

    Amapiano stars Mpura, Killer Kau die in car crash

    South African musicians, Mpura who featured on hit Umsebenzi Wethu and Tholukuthi Hey hit-maker Killer Kau have passed away.
    It is believed that the two were involved in a fatal car accident on their way to a gig in Rustenburg. Specific details about the deaths at the time of print were unclear.

    Mpura came up recently during the rise and takeover of the Amapiano genre, having been part of great collabos that gave Mzansi hits such as Umsebenzi Wethu and Khuza Gogo.

    Rapper Riky Rick took to his Instagram to bid farewell to Mpura, saying: “Rest In Peace our Mpura. You were the happiest person in every room, your spirit was what we needed in our lives, selfless, humble and loving.

    “Love you so much my brother. Thank you for everything you did while you were still here. Gonna miss you so much bro. I’m sorry your journey had to end like this. Condolences to the family and the friends, we loved you so much bro. Lala kahle.”

    Killer Kau, real name Sakhile Hlatshwayo, burst into the spotlight when he was “discovered” on Twitter. The then 19-year-old musician, went viral after he uploaded a video with his song on the TL. DJ Euphonik spotted his talent on Twitter and took him under his wings.

    When Tholukuthi Hey became a viral hit, Killer Kau became one of the most seen faces on TV and his deep voice was one of the most heard on radio.

    Tweets of people expressing their heartbreak have flooded Twitter. Amapiano Mr JazziQ, Uncle Vinny and Lady Du are some of the artistes that have tweeted tributes.

    According to a source who spoke to Sunday World, it is also believed that Kabza De Small was with the two on the night before they passed away. This led fans to speculate if Kabza has passed away as well, however, Sunday World’s source confirmed that Kabza was okay. – SundayWorld/ TimesLive

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