The entertainment industry is mourning the death of Thulani Wiseman Malinga who reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 complications.
Malinga was a managing director of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards.
According to the statement shared by the organization on social media, Malinga dedicated the last years of his life to the establishment of the awards.
The statement read: “The passing of Mr. Malinga is a weighty loss not only to his wife and CEO of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards, Mrs. Perfecta Dineo Malinga but also to the organizers of the music awards and the kwaito fraternity at large.He was big on life and dedicated the last few years to the establishment of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music,
The details of his funeral are yet to be shared. South Africans are urged to remember him for his contribution in the entertainment industry.
“His commitment to MKHMA positively contributed to the elevation of the Kwaito and House Music Awards and we call out to all South Africans to remember Mr. Malinga for the contribution he made in unearthing upcoming musicians and catapulting them to a higher level.
“We send out and express our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Mr. Malinga’s family, friends, colleagues, and South African music industry in its entirety. The nation has suffered a great loss, may his soul Rest in Peace,” read the statement.
Also, the Twitter page of Mzansi Kwaito and Music Awards confirmed the sad news with a tweet that read: “It is with great sadness to announce the untimely passing of our Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards Managing Director Mr. Thulani W.iseman Malinga who is the husband to our Founder/CEO Perfecta Dineo Malinga. A press release will be issued, Rest in Peace Mr. T”
In Case You Missed It: The 6th annual Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards nominees were announced on Wednesday 16 June on Soweto TV. The award ceremony is set to take place later this year on the 27th of November in Sun City Rustenburg.
The legendary Kwaito group Trompies is leading the pack with 4 nominations.
The group recently lost its fifth member Emmanuel Mojalefa Matsane. He died last month in a car accident.
Kalawa Jazmee shared the news with a statement saying: “It is with regret and sadness to announce that our Kalawa Jazmee co-director and the fifth member of Trompies, Emmanuel Mojalefa Matsane popularly known as Mjokes passed away in a car accident. The accident happened in the early hours of this morning after their performance with Trompies.”-Zaleb