South African singer/songwriter Bulelwa ‘Zahara’ Mkutukana is trending on social media after SABC News posted and deleted a Tweet which suggest she might have died.
The award-winning artist, who was recently hospitalized, had caused panic among her fans after the tweet was posted. However, the tweeting has since been deleted, and the singer’s representatives have since come forward to refute the sad news.
Zahara, from the Eastern Cape, first made waves in music in 2011 with her debut album Loliwe, which went three-times platinum. In 2013, she was awarded the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) for “Best Female Artist” for her sophomore album Phendula.
This is not the first time that social media has been in a frenzy with speculation about the singer’s health. Just this past February, Zahara’s manager accused her former label, TS Records of neglecting the singer’s mental health. However, Ts Records denied the allegations, stating that Zahara had always been a “priority” for them.
Zahara’s rep has since revealed that she is doing well and is expected to be out of the hospital soon. They thanked her fans for their prayers and have asked them to keep her in their hearts.
Her fans are still in shock about the faux death announcement but are rest assured that Zahara is safe and will soon make a return to the music scene.
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. Last week, the singer’s situation deteriorated and she was reportedly unresponsive.
The family confirmed that Mkutukana was hospitalised for a week and thanked those supporting them and expressed compassion for the musician.
This after reports the singer was rushed to hospital due to “liver complications”.
The statement read: “Unfortunately, even though our daughter’s hospitalisation has been of strict confidentiality within our family and close friends, that hasn’t stopped the spread of disingenuous information on the internet. We want to stress that any reliable information regarding Zahara’s health will be communicated via her official social media platforms or by herself,”
The singers family from East London also arrived in Johannesburg to be by the singer’s fiancé, Xaba’s, side.
Zahara was admitted to a medical ward, but her condition became worse and she was transferred to the ICU section of the private hospital in Johannesburg.
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Our Beloved Zahara has died? | BREAKING
Heartbreaking news has just been released today that one of our beloved Zahara has died. .
Today, the family of Zahara announced that her life was taken from them due to health complications. She had been suffering from the symptoms of an unknown illness and her family had been fighting tirelessly to keep her alive. Unfortunately, despite all of their efforts, the illness proved to be too much for her small body to endure.
The news of Zahara’s death has rocked the music community as many had come to know her and her courage over the past few years. Zahara was an inspiration to all of us and her life was an example of strength and perseverance that will always remain in the hearts of those who knew her.
Zahara was known to make friends with ease and always had a bright smile on her face that made everyone feel like a family. She was a bright light in an otherwise dark world, and her strength will never be forgotten.
The family has requested privacy at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Zahara’s family as they try to cope with this heartbreaking loss.
South African and 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.
Minister of Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa has confirmed and extended his condolences following the death of music sensation Zahara.
Bulelwa Mkutukana, best known by her stage name Zahara, passed away on Monday evening at the age of 35 in a Johannesburg hospital.
The “Loliwe” hitmaker was admitted to the hospital about two weeks ago with alleged liver complications.
Kodwa has sent his condolences to the Mkutukana family in a heartfelt message on X.
Tributes pour in as singer Zahara passes away:
Social Media reacts to the passing of Zahara
Tributes have started pouring in following the death of multi-award-winning musician Zahara.
Musicians from all around the world are coming together to pay tribute to the legendary artist Zahara, who recently passed away. Zahara’s untimely death has left the music industry and her fans devastated. As news of her passing spreads, an outpouring of tributes and condolences has flooded in, highlighting her remarkable talent and significant contributions to the music world.
Zahara, a highly acclaimed musician, was known for her soulful voice and captivating performances. Her unique style blended various genres, including jazz, blues, and traditional African music, creating a mesmerizing and unforgettable musical experience. Throughout her career, Zahara received numerous awards and accolades, solidifying her status as one of the most respected artists in the industry.
Her impact reached far beyond her home country, as Zahara’s music resonated with audiences globally. Her powerful lyrics and emotive melodies touched the hearts of millions, making her a beloved figure in the music community. Songs like “Loliwe” and “Mgodi” became anthems, inspiring and empowering listeners with their heartfelt messages.
Zahara’s success was not only measured by her chart-topping hits but also by the way she used her platform to advocate for important causes. She was a vocal advocate for gender equality and social justice, using her music to shed light on pressing issues. Zahara’s commitment to making a positive impact on society further endeared her to her fans, who admired her as both an artist and an activist.
The loss of Zahara leaves a void in the music industry that will be hard to fill. Fellow musicians have been expressing their grief and sharing their fondest memories of the late artist. They speak of her generosity, humility, and unwavering passion for music. Zahara’s influence on the younger generation of musicians is undeniable, as many credit her as an inspiration for pursuing their own musical journeys.
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.
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She also won many South African Music Awards during her career.
Fellow musician Yamikani Janet Banda, also known as Lady Zamar, has also expressed her condolences to the Mkutukana family.
South Africans took to social media to pass on their messages of comfort with to the family and also to share their fondest memories.
Beyond her musical prowess, Zahara’s personal story is one of resilience and triumph. She overcame numerous challenges and hardships to reach the pinnacle of success. Her journey serves as a testament to the power of determination and perseverance, inspiring aspiring musicians and artists to never give up on their dreams.
In conclusion, Zahara’s untimely passing has left a profound impact on the music industry and her fans worldwide. Her unique talent, powerful voice, and meaningful lyrics will continue to resonate for generations to come. Musicians and fans alike will forever cherish Zahara’s contributions to the world of music, ensuring her legacy lives on.
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