South African Gospel Artist Sfiso Ncwane Just Passed Away

South African award-winning gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane has reportedly died from Kidney complications.

KZN Department of Health worker, Mmatona Ntuane, broke the news on Twitter today.

The hit maker was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Sunday. He was said to be suffering from a kidney failure.

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Family Spokesperson, Sipho Makhabane, said:

“Sfiso passed on after an alleged kidney failure. He was rushed to the hospital last night after he allegedly complained about kidney problems.

“His wife called the paramedics. He was feeling weak and he was admitted to hospital at 7.30pm,”

“His family [is travelling] from KwaZulu-Natal to Joburg at the moment. Everyone is in shock.”

Sfiso Ncwane died in a Johannesburg hospital on Monday morning.

The 37-year old gospel singer was diagnosed with the illness. His condition deteriorated and so was taken to Johannesburg hospital. He died while admitted in the Intensive care unit around 9.30 on Monday morning.

In 2013, the Kulungile Baba singer became the first gospel singer to win Record of the Year at the South African Music Awards.

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Sfiso Ncwane produced award-winning hit songs like Phakama Nkosi yeZulu and Kulungile Baba. Sfiso Ncwane performed at the festival activities which took place during this year’s Easter season.

Last year, the much loved singer made media waves for buying his pastor a R1.9 Mercedes. Accordiing to the deceased star, the pastor identified as Pastor Anosike “saved his life through prayer”. So he deemed it fit to show appreciation with the car gift.

It would be recalled that in a certain video of Sfiso where he was performing, he had said that he has decided to give up the things of the world.

Mhlo Gumede Gumede, a Ncwane family spokesperson, also said:

“He loved his family very much. He loved his wife and son.  Its a traumatic time for them. He was a man of his word.”