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Five things to know about late musician Zahara

South African singer Bulelwa Mkutukana, popularly known as Zahara, has passed away, confirmed by Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa on Monday 11 December. Singer Zahara passed away on Monday 11 December at a private hospital, according to EWN. The cause of the singer’s death has not yet been revealed. Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa confirmed that singer Zahara had passed away via a tweet on Monday 11 December.

I am very saddened by the passing of @ZaharaSA. My deepest condolences to the Mkutukana family and the South African music industry. Government has been with the family for some time now. Zahara and her guitar made an incredible and lasting impact in South African music,” read the tweet. This comes after reports of the singer being admitted into hospital as she suffered “physical pains”.


Zahara is a self-taught guitarist.
She was born and raised in East London, Eastern Cape.
The singer released her first studio album in 2011, called Loliwe, which went double platinum. She then released Phendula two years later followed by Country Girl in 2015.
The Phendula hitmaker scooped many awards in her career. She holds 17 SAMusic awards, three Metro FM awards and a Nigeria Entertainment award.
She was engaged to Mpho Xaba.

Source: The southafrican

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