JOHANNESBURG – Kwaito star Mixon Tholo, popularly known as Tsekeleke, has passed on.
He passed away in a Vosloorus hospital on Tuesday night.
— zynne sibika (@djmahoota) August 1, 2017
Tsekeleke was diagnosed with diabetes and had been in and out of the hospital since last year.
He was rushed to hospital on Monday after undergoing a procedure on his leg.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa paid tribute to the artist, describing him as sensational and avant-garde.
We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of a sensational avant-garde of Kwaito, Tsekeleke, who has sadly passed on. pic.twitter.com/lCa85jZNPJ
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 1, 2017
Tsekeleke is known for his hit single “Fatty Boom Boom”.