Mduduzi Tshabalala, popularly known as Mandoza, is a South African Kwaito Entertainer. Report says that the singer is down with brain cancer.
Mandoza is a talented S.A star who championed the promotion of the traditional Kwaito genre in the music industry. The singer who had a rough time growing up, is a source of inspiration for the growing generation.
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It is not clear what the state of his health is at the moment. Some reports have said that Mandoza is in a critical condition and fighting for his life.
Contradicting the notion was another report that came up by his family that he was neither “critical nor fighting for his life.” While the health condition is serious, the family says they have plans to seek more medical help abroad.
A statement released by Mandoza’s family reads thus:
“A great Son of our Mzansi Soil is in trouble. Mandoza Nkalakatha is fighting for his life after having cancer treatment in 2015. It has unfortunately metastasized to his brain. Doctors and medical staff are trying whatever they can and we are not giving up hope for his recovery.”
“Mpho (his wife) and the Tshabalala Family has asked all his Friends and Fans to Pray for him, beckon the Ancestors and keep him in your thoughts during this time. Please also be respectful and discreet in how you react to this announcement.”
It is general knowledge that the past 2 years have not been rosy for Mandoza health-wise.
The rapper was thought to have conquered cancer in 2015. Sadly, like the statement confirms, the disease has spread to his brain.
The Rolling with Mandoza reality TV show star is a South African sweetheart. The rap star sings in English and a variety of South African languages-Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
As at 2004, Mandoza was voted 77th in the Top 100 Great South Africans.