Zahara’s death| South Africans react with shock

The news of Zahara’s passing has left Mzansi, as South Africa is affectionately known, heartbroken once agai. The multi-award winning musician, whose real name is Bulelwa Mkutukana, passed away on Monday evening. While her family has not yet issued an official statement, the news was confirmed by both Sports, Arts and Culture minister Zizi Kodwa and American South African radio and television personality Jennifer Su on social media.

Kodwa took to X, formerly Twitter, to share his sadness over Zahara’s passing. He expressed his deepest condolences to the Mkutukana family and the South African music industry. He also acknowledged Zahara’s incredible and lasting impact on South African music, stating that she and her guitar made a significant contribution.

Jennifer Su, who had known Zahara since 2011, paid tribute to the late musician on her Instagram account. She described Zahara as one of South Africa’s most prolific singer-songwriters and highlighted her numerous achievements, including 17 South African Music Awards and worldwide acclaim. Su expressed her condolences and stated that Zahara would be greatly missed.

Lady Zamar, another South African singer and songwriter, also shared her condolences on social media. She recognized Zahara’s contributions to the music industry, stating that she paved the way for many others with her iconic presence and guitar. Lady Zamar described Zahara’s music as loud and brave, and expressed her prayers for the family.

Zahara’s passing is a significant loss for the South African music industry and her fans. Her unique talent and powerful voice resonated with many, and she will be remembered for her contributions to the music scene. As Mzansi mourns the loss of another talented artist, the legacy of Zahara and her impact on South African music will live on.

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