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Celebrities

#RIP – Celebs we lost in 2016

2016 was a good year for some but not for all. We lost a lot of great people. Here are seven local celebs who are gone but not forgotten.

Gugu Zulu

Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 14.12.30Racecar driver Gugu Zulu passed away on 18 July 2016, while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. Gugu was 38 years old when he died. 

Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala

Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 14.14.06After battling with cancer, Mandoza passed away on 18 September 2016. According to his family he was being treated for pharyngeal cancer prior to his passing. Mandoza was also 38 years old when he died.

Hope Zinde

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The local radio and television personality was found dead in the boot of her Range Rover on 11 June 2016. At the time of her passing Zinde was general manager of corporate affairs at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA.

Mondli Cele

Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 14.18.21Mondli Cele was a Maritzburg United mid-fielder who was involved in a car accident. He passed away on 17 January 2016 in Pietermaritzburg at 27 years of age.

Koyo Bala

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Koyo was a member of the band 3Sum, with Jeff Moyo and Amstel Maboa. Maboa is now the only remaining member of the group as Bala’s death follows that of Jeff Moyo who was laid to rest in 2010. In 2010 Koyo learnt he was HIV-positive. He passed away 07 March 2016 in Cape Town, after a long battle with Cancer.

Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo

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Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo who accused President Jacob Zuma of rape 10 years ago died on the 8 October. She who was commonly known as Khwezi, a name the media gave her during the rape trial in 2006.

Sfiso Ncwane

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Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane passed away on the 5th of December due to kidney failure.

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