South African singer Zahara, who rose to fame with her 2011 hit single “Loliwe,” has died at the age of 35.
Zahara, whose real name was Bulelwa Mkutukana, was admitted to a hospital in Johannesburg on November 29 after complaining of physical pains. She was diagnosed with liver disease, which she had been battling since 2019.
Zahara’s death was confirmed by South Africa‘s Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Zizi Kodwa. “My deepest condolences to the Mkutukana family and the South African music industry,” Kodwa said in a statement. “Zahara and her guitar made an incredible and lasting impact in South African music.”
Zahara’s death has been met with widespread sadness and mourning in South Africa. She was a popular and respected figure in the music industry, and her songs were loved by people of all ages.
In recent months, Zahara had been the victim of online rumors about her death. Her family had to repeatedly deny the rumors, and they asked people to pray for her health.
Zahara’s legacy will live on through her music. She was a talented singer and songwriter who touched the lives of many people. She will be deeply missed.
Zahara was born in Mthatha, South Africa, in 1988. She began her music career in 2009, and she quickly rose to fame with her debut album, “Loliwe.” The album was a commercial success, and it won several awards, including the South African Music Award for Best Newcomer.
Zahara released four more albums, all of which were successful. She won numerous awards for her music, including the South African Music Award for Best Female Artist.
Zahara was a versatile singer who could perform a variety of genres. She was known for her powerful voice and her soulful lyrics. She was also a talented songwriter, and she wrote many of her own songs.
Zahara’s death is a great loss to the South African music industry. She was a talented and accomplished artist who will be deeply missed.