South Africa: The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has learnt with deep sadness of the passing of a musical icon, Tokollo Tshabalala, affectionately known as “Magesh”, who passed away on Monday, 15 August 2022.
Magesh was a renowned musician who was famously known for his immense contribution to the development of South African arts and culture.
He is well known for his work through the ground-breaking Kwaito musical group, TKZEE, formed in the ’90s with Kabelo Mabalane and Zwai Bala, a group that shot to fame with hit songs’ Phalafala’ and ‘Shibobo’.
Magesh will forever be remembered as a musical and cultural pioneer who used his artistry as a weapon to uplift and develop the youth of post-apartheid South Africa. His contribution to the arts will never be forgotten.
Not only did Sports culture give condolences to the family of Tokollo Tshabalala, but also many more politicians gave condolences which they wrote:
Governor-In-chief of SA wrote, “Sadly, Tokollo Tshabalala, popularly known as Magesh, has passed away.”
One of the Disc Jockey ‘FUEGO’ wrote, “RIP Tokollo Tshabalala aka Magesh from TKZee .. Thank you for your magnificent contribution to TKZee, collectively you guys rocked the 90s. We enjoyed your art as a unit.
RIP Tokollo Tshabalala aka Magesh from TKZee .. Thank you for your magnificent contribution to TKZee , collectively you guys rocked the 90s .We enjoyed your art as a unit . pic.twitter.com/TnYbfApiPm
— FUEGO 🔥🔥 (@Iam_VJeezy) August 15, 2022
The whole South African community and music industry is mourning the death of Tokollo Tshabalala, aka Magesh, who was a member of the legendary kwaito group.
Tokollo Tshabalala was just 45-year-old, and his body was found restless in his residence. According to his family member, he died from an epileptic seizure.
He reportedly passed away in his sleep, and the family discovered the body in the morning.
Tokollo Tshabalala’s death is shocking for all and a great loss for the entertainment industry.