Renowned jazz singer, Sibongile Khumalo dies at 63, President Ramaphosa expresses condolences

Soweto-born jazz legend, Sibongile Khumalo was announced dead on Thursday evening.

The family of the icon confirmed the passing of the singer, who died of stroke-related complications.

The statement released by her family reads: "

"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 (September 24 1957 — January 28 2021).

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

President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed condolence and South Africans joined in grieving the 63-year-old legend.



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