Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Tributes pour in after news of local singer's death

2014-12-04 10:21

Cape Town – Social media is being flooded with tributes since the news broke that soul singer Lulu Dikana died.

According to Destiny Man, Lulu passed away on Wednesday night. The cause of death is still unclear, but according to reports her death comes after a short illness. Her record label Sony will be releasing a statement later on Thursday.

Lulu, who’s the sister of X Factor judge and singer Zonke Dikana, recently released a new album I Came to Love and she also opened for John Legend on the Johannesburg leg of his All of Me tour.

Lulu’s death follows that of her older sister’s, Busisiwe, who passed away suddenly in May 2013 and her father, Viva Dikana, who died in 2009.

Tributes have been pouring in for the singer on Twitter:

Family, friends and fans of Lulu Dikana are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for her, on her profile at

Read more on:    celebrity deaths  |  music publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Jay Z has been nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame next year, which will make him the first ever rapper to receive the honour. Read More »

After finally acknowledging his Nobel Prize win in a post on his website, Bob Dylan has now mysteriously removed it again. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.