Heartbreaking News: Award-winning musician Zahara has died


Heartbreaking News: Award-Winning Musician Zahara Passes Away at Johannesburg Hospital

In a harrowing turn of events, the music industry mourns the loss of the immensely talented artist Zahara (real name Bulelwa Mkutukana), who tragically passed away on Monday night at a private hospital in Johannesburg.

The renowned hitmaker, famous for her chart-topping track “Loliwe,” had been battling liver complications and was admitted to the hospital two weeks ago. Zahara’s fiancé, Mpho Xaba, remained by her side during her final moments.

A source close to the musician revealed that Zahara breathed her last just before 9pm, leaving her family, friends, and fans devastated. The family is expected to release an official statement soon, shedding light on the details surrounding her untimely passing. The source also confirmed that Xaba was present with Zahara when she peacefully departed.

Oyama Dyosiba, the spokesperson for the Mkutukana family and Zahara’s cousin, expressed the difficulty in reaching Xaba on Monday night. Despite diligent efforts, he remained unable to make contact with him, amplifying the family’s concern during this trying time.

Just a week ago, the family had confirmed Zahara’s hospitalization, expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support and well-wishes from fans. They acknowledged the rumours circulating on the internet and emphasized that any reliable updates regarding Zahara’s health would be disseminated through her official social media channels or directly from Zahara herself.

Hailing from East London, Zahara’s family rushed to Johannesburg to stand beside Xaba, her devoted fiancé. Initially admitted to a medical ward, Zahara’s condition took a turn for the worse, prompting a transfer to the ICU section of the private hospital.

Throughout her illustrious career, Zahara released five highly successful studio albums, with her debut album “Loliwe” achieving double platinum status in 2011. Her latest offering, “Nqaba Yam” in 2021, soared to the top of the iTunes charts, solidifying her unwavering popularity. Zahara’s exceptional talent and musical prowess earned her a staggering 17 South African Music Awards, along with three Metro FM Awards and one Nigeria Entertainment Award.

The music industry and fans alike are left in shock and disbelief following Zahara’s untimely passing. Her remarkable contributions to the music scene will forever be cherished, and her legacy as a gifted artist will continue to inspire generations to come.

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