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.
Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala
After 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.
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.
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