Tributes continue to pour in for gospel star, Matlakala Ramathoka of the Masole a Tumelo and the Comforters groups, who passed away at the age of 43.
Ramathoka’s untimely death came just few days after releasing her latest album titled Emanuel. The album was released on Friday March 24.
The veteran musician reportedly died after complaining of chest pains at Akasia Private Hospital, north of Tshwane, on Sunday, March 26.
Fellow gospel singer and friend Winnie Mashaba took to Facebook to honour Ramathoka.
“Rest well kgadi ya Khwadubeng. My sister, I am confused. Who will ever call me baby girl? Who will ever call me ngwana ko gae? Who will ever call me legafa la Mama? Deep down in my soul I am happy that i was able to grant you your wish of becoming a member of our family in Universal Music. Sesi. You have just released an album titled Emanuel. What were you trying to tell us? Were telling us that you are going to ask God intervene in our world? Go well Sesi Tlaki ngwetši ya Ramathoka. Le ge re ka arogana, dipelo di ile go phela di teane. I love and respect you in everything in me. Until we meet again. So long Mohwahuba... Selinah Matlakala Ramathoka,” writes Mashaba.
Ramathoka started her career with the choirs Masole A Tumelo and Bana Ba Kanana.
In 1998 she recorded Gae Teng Tsela and since then she recorded a string of successful albums with various groups, building her own legacy.
Fans also paid their respect to the late gospel sensation:
PK Motala wrote "Blessed are those who mourn God will comfort them. You made the right choices,live fully. RIP MME WA RENA,you'll sorely be missed"