SA Legendary Singer Sibongile Khumalo Has Died

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Sibongile Khumalo our iconic, world-celebrated South African singer, affectionately known as Ma’Mngoma

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World-renowned Jazz singer Dr Sibongile Khumalo has succumbed to death at the age of 63 after a lengthy period of illness.

The Soweto-born singer made a profound impact in South Africa and the world through her music. From humble beginnings as a music teacher, she went on to earn the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver for her contribution to arts and culture in the musical fields of jazz and opera.

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The family of Dr Sibongile on Thursday evening confirmed that she died of stroke-related complications. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Sibongile Khumalo our iconic, world-celebrated South African singer, affectionately known as Ma’Mngoma (24 September 1957 – 28 January 2021).

“She will be missed by all who had the privilege of experiencing her music, her friendship and her love. Dr Sibongile Khumalo succumbed to stroke-related complications after a lengthy period of illness. The family is grateful for the support and prayers during this time,” read part of the statement.

Condolences messages have been flooding in, president Cyril Ramaphosa has also expressed his sadness. Lala ngoxolo mama!

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