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Tributes pour in for Loliwe hitmaker Zahara #RIPZahara

Tributes have started pouring in following the death of multi-award-winning musician Zahara. The Loliwe hitmaker, whose real name is Bulelwa Mkutukana, died at a Johannesburg hospital last night. Her family is yet to release a statement.


On social media X, Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa writes that he is saddened by the passing of Zahara. The Minister has sent his deepest condolences to the Mkutukana family. He says that Zahara and her guitar made an incredible and lasting impact in South African music.


COSATU and the African Transformation Movement (ATM) have also offered their deepest sympathies. ATM described Zahara as an illustrious musical icon whose influence on the South African music landscape was unparalleled. Zahara released five albums including Loliwe to Nqaba Yam.

In other news – Zahara has died

Award-winning singer/songwriter Bulelwa ‘Zahara‘ Mkutukana who was hospitalised last week is trending on social media after SABC News posted and deleted a Tweet which suggest she might have died.


Tweeps are sending their condolence messages after reading the tweets, they haven’t been any official message from the family confirming the death of Zahara. Read more

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