Mandoza tribute video goes viral ahead of funeral

A tribute video in honour of Mandoza has gone viral a day before the kwaito legend's funeral.

After receiving an overwhelming amount of praise for his video, Maurice Machi wrote: "Thank you guys for your kind words... I was paying tribute in a way that I know how. We have lost an influential figure in the industry."

Mduduzi 'Mandoza' Tshabalala. Credit: Twitter

Nkalakatha hitmaker Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala will be laid to rest on Friday at Westpark Cemetery after a funeral service at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto.

Friend and colleague Kabelo Mabalane, who was the master of ceremony at Mandoza’s memorial service at the Ellis Park Arena on Wednesday, had announced the details at the memorial service before fans enjoyed a tribute performance by various kwaito artists.

Mandoza, 38, died on Sunday after having being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015.

On Wednesday, family, friends, colleagues and fans of the late Kwaito legend gathered at the Ellis Park Arena to celebrate his life and pay tribute to the kwaito star.

Mandoza made his last public appearance at an SABC concert at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto two weeks ago, despite reportedly being blind in both eyes because of his brain tumour.

IOL and African News Agency