Former Motsweding and North West FM radio FM host Chris Matshaba has reportedly died on Saturday, February 10 after a short illness.
Matshaba died of an undisclosed illness at Leratong Hospital, West Rand of Joburg. According to Sowetan, Matshaba’s brother Ernest Matshaba said Chris only became ill last week.
"My brother was rushed to hospital on Monday and has been there until he died on Saturday afternoon."
Matshaba rose to fame in 2008 when he joined Motsweding FM. He was co-hosting a music show 'Serapa SaDiphologolo' with actor and television presenter Tshepo Maseko.
He later joined North West FM at the end of 2009.
Matshaba, who was married to the former 'Muvhango' actress Tsholofelo Matshaba.
See this cute video of the couple celebrating their wedding anniversary on Top Billing.
Matshaba who was born in Ramokokastad was also an entrepreneur, he owned Sebata Media and Motswana Investments.
The news of Matshaba's passing sent shock waves across the nation.
Condolence messages started pouring from colleagues, fans and friends of the radio personality:
Hey 2018! How are you starting?! Now I hear #ChrisMatshaba.??? I hope it is not true😢
Please tell me it's just a prank @HectorMotivator 👏🏽
Eish the cool handsome really intelligent stuff. Crazy criss cross. That how i remember him...tsaba foo
Death not be proud.brazo, authi, one of the guys who encouraged me to strive for success no matter what. Chrizzle.... Rest in Eternal Peace mfanakithi #ChrisMatshaba strength to Tsholo, family and friends..especially Touchdat Monareng and Frans Mashao. Life is unpredictable pic.twitter.com/dwIl5jCVN5
Just heard about #ChrisMatshaba wow 2018 ne 💔💔 RIP phologolo CCC
Can't believe this.
RIP Phologolo 😢
Ao RIP phologolo #ChrisMatshaba
The details of Matshaba's memorial and funeral service will be announced in due course.