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.
Yoh jst learned about The passing of #chisampama hit maker #RIPsenyaka May his soul rest in peace— #RIPsenyaka (@tantie_vincent) March 25, 2015
Yoh jst learned about The passing of #chisampama hit maker #RIPsenyaka May his soul rest in peace
Saddened by the news that #Senyaka has passed on. Romeo better have that cash, not fong kong, or else... chisa mpama! pic.twitter.com/ExIznRt02I— Mpho Mahlakametsa (@mph093) March 25, 2015
Saddened by the news that #Senyaka has passed on. Romeo better have that cash, not fong kong, or else... chisa mpama! pic.twitter.com/ExIznRt02I
He will be remembered by his hits Romeo Wa Nkolota, Chisa Mpama and Fong Kong. #RIPSenyaka— ANC Info Feed (@MyANC_) March 25, 2015
He will be remembered by his hits Romeo Wa Nkolota, Chisa Mpama and Fong Kong. #RIPSenyaka
Farewell brother. You made us happy in years gone by. Now Romeo can finally pay you back. #ChisaMpama #RIPSenyaka— Benjamin Leshoro (@Benji_ANN7) March 25, 2015
Farewell brother. You made us happy in years gone by. Now Romeo can finally pay you back. #ChisaMpama #RIPSenyaka
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