Tributes are pouring in from all over the world for kwaito musician Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala who died after a year-long battle with cancer.
Mandoza, 38, took to the stage in recent weeks at a concert at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, despite having lost his sight due to illness.
His friends and family say he was determined to perform until the end.
The musician’s hit song Nkalakatha has been praised for unifying black and white South Africans.
Nkalakatha, a Zulu word which loosely means “the big boss”, was about celebrating success.
South Africans have taken to social media to send condolences to Mandoza’s family, and it has also become a way of honouring and celebrating the star for his contribution to the local music industry, says the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani in Johannesburg.
#mandoza #RIPMandoza is trending as many are calling him a “legend”, and he is being lauded for putting up a brave fight and insisting on performing even when his health was failing, our correspondent says.