RIP: South Africa celebrity who died in 2021 and the cause of their death

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When you left South Africa, you crushed our hearts by taking the lives of many bright young people who we had hoped to see grow up. Our country needs God's aid to recover. Statistically, we lost more celebrities in the entertainment industry than we gained in the past year.

1. Jonas Gwangwa

Born in Orlando East, Soweto, Gwangwa grew up in the city's outskirts. While a member of The Jazz Epistles, he first rose to fame on trombone. In spite of the short-lived band's breakup, the South African music scene and the rest of the world benefited much from his work.

His death occurred on January 23rd, at the age of 83, owing to heart issues.

2. DJ Mzwandile Nzimande

One of the co-founders of Loxion Kulca, a prominent streetwear and lifestyle brand, was Wandi Nzimande

Kaya FM, the radio station in Gauteng where he was a regular DJ, reported his death.

Loxion Kulca's co-creator, DJ 1D (the affectionate term for him), was a storyteller and an established personality in the South African music industry, according to the acting programming manager of Kaya FM, Ncebekazi Manzi.

SABC 1's Evolution Mzansi Street Culture exemplified his commitment for presenting the tales of South Africans. DJ Manzi, who was Kaya FM's resident DJ for more than a decade, has died at the age of 57.

Died in Olivedale Clinic in Johannesburg, DJ 1D as he was known to his followers. After testing positive for Covid-19, he died on January 13th. He was married to Hlapo and had three children, Senzi, Zandi, and Zwelethu, via their union.

He was 44 years old when he died.

3. Jackson Mthembu

Former Minister in the Presidency of South Africa's government and a member for the African National Congress, Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu was born on June 5, 1958, in Johannesburg, South Africa, and passed away on January 21, 2021. (ANC).

Jackson (62), who was infected with Covid-19 during the epidemic, died of complications. He passed away on January 21, 2021, the same day that a medical helicopter carrying one of his doctors went down, killing everyone on board.

4. Kabelo Molopyane

In 2002, the 45-year-old was hired by the Motsweding FM radio station to host primetime programming on weekdays. On weekends, he hosted Weekend Breakfast, Top 30, and Party-Time.

There are conflicting claims about DJ KB Molopyane's cause of death. On 17 January 2021, he died in the morning.

Setswana speakers around the world will miss him because of his unique ability to entertain them in the language. With Motsweding FM in 2002, he made his professional debut.

He hosted a variety of programmes, including morning and afternoon drive-time programs. DJ KB Molopyane was 46 years old when he died.

5. Noxolo Maqashalala

KwaBhaca, in the Eastern Cape, is where Maqashalala was born. The first three seasons of Tsha Tsha from 2003 to 2005 were her breakout role as View. … As an actor and executive producer, she appeared in the 2018 legal drama Diamond City on SABC 1. Netflix later aired Diamond City, which was a follow-up to the original.

Her body was discovered on March 12th, 2021, at her Johannesburg, South Africa, residence. The cause of death was determined to be "natural causes" by autopsy. KwaBhaca, Eastern Cape, South Africa, is where she is buried. When Noxolo died, she was somewhere between the ages of 44 and 45.

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