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Kwaito legend Senyaka dies

2015-03-25 18:40

Johannesburg - Legendary kwaito musician Senyaka Kekana has died.

Thula ‘Senyaka’ Kekana’s family confirmed that he had been in a coma for the past week; he passed away at Kopano Hospital in Vereeniging on Wednesday morning.

Drum reported that family spokesperson Papa Tladi, says he had been diagnosed with pneumonia and his condition deteriorated over the past 48 hours.

There was also a case of sugar diabetes detected but at this point it is unclear what the cause of death is.

At the time of his passing he lived with his partner in Soweto. Funeral preparations are currently underway.

Senyaka first came to the limelight in the 80s and is responsible for hits such as Chisa Mpama, Romeo Wang Kolota and Maponapona Satane amongst a few.

Senyaka, who was 58, leaves behind two children a boy and a girl, two brothers and two sisters.

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula sent his condolences on Twitter.

Tributes came in fast from shocked fans who could not believe the rapper had died.

Since the announcement of his death his followers have taken to Twitter to pay their respects.

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