Twelve years ago today, Kwaito singer Lebo Mathosa passed away in a car accident on the N3 highway in the East Rand. And on Tuesday, Twitter paid homage to the fallen star.
Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mathethwa, shared a video tribute and wrote: "Today marks the 12th anniversary of the passing of award-winning singer, sensational music icon & lead singer of the highly acclaimed 90’s Kwaito group Boom Shaka, Lebo Mathosa".
"She is remembered as a distinguished performer who remarkably asserted her African identity"
Watch: Today marks the 12th anniversary of the passing of award-winning singer, sensational music icon & lead singer of the highly acclaimed 90’s Kwaito group Boom Shaka, Lebo Mathosa. She is remembered as a distinguished performer who remarkably asserted her African Identity pic.twitter.com/YCDGtOCBIe
Former bandmate, Thembi Seete shared a touching tribute and a picture of herself and Mathosa. She wrote: "You will forever be in our hearts. We miss and love you #LeboMathosa #RIP my love". (sic)
Radio 2000 also called on listeners to put in requests for their favourite Mathosa song.
COMING UP We remember the Drama Queen today; Lebo Mathosa. It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years since her passing.
Which Lebo Mathosa song would you like to hear this afternoon?#TheGlenzitoSuperDrive pic.twitter.com/820HaSwh0N
Mathosa was a member of Boom Shaka during the 1990s before pursuing a solo career.
Prior to her death on 23 October 2006, Mathosa was at the pinnacle of her career and even dabbled in some acting.
See more tributes below.
Everytime i listen to or see Lebo Mathosa it reminds me of my mum and makes me like feel i can connect to how my mum was back in the days, through the music she liked, as my mum was a fan of her and boomshaka.Anything Lebo Mathosa triggers me into remembering her💔😭💔 R.I.P Ma https://t.co/StFLz8rLd7
#LeboMathosa was a vibe, an entire Mood to several generations. Its hard to believe that it has been 12 years ever since Lebo Mathosa's passing. #RIP to #LeboMathosa the queen of drama 👸🏽👑⚘ pic.twitter.com/BgMgGaguXk