RIP: kwaito star Mandoza

Kwaito star Mandoza The South African music star Mandoza, one of two self-proclaimed kings of the kwaito genre, has died aged 38 after a year-long battle with cancer.

Mandoza was a multi award-winning performer with several hit albums under his own name and with his first band Chiskop. He was credited not only for his performances, but also for creating kwaito songs with greater social and moral impact than was the usual, elevating the style.

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