TKZee Family Reunites After 20 Years Apart

Their paths crossed due to death

By  | Aug 21, 2022, 09:06 PM  | Loyiso Bala  | Top of the

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Death does bring people together, and TKZee family can attest to this. The Kwaito music group was founded by three schoolmates in the 1990s, Tokollo Tshabalala, Kabelo Mabalane, and Zwai Bala. It featured artists such as 2Shot, Geuzin, Gwyza, and Loyiso.

Their chart-topping singles "Phalafala" and "Shibobo" propelled the group to fame in late 1997 and early 1998, but split rumours have rocked it over the years.

Fans have been begging them to release new music again, but it seems they are all busy with projects solo projects now, and unfortunately one of their band members has died.

Taking to his Facebook account, Loyiso Bala said they hadn't been together in one space, but their paths crossed at Magesh's funeral. Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala was laid to rest on Friday at the Westpark Cemetery. The renowned Kwaito legend died on Monday morning after an epileptic seizure and his passing sent shockwaves across the country.

He reminisced about how pleasant it was to reunite and jokingly said that they are getting old now.

Fans reacted to his post.

Thulani Mazibuko commented "The sad truth is that more often than not, we only remember others when they are no more. I pray that we break away from such and we check on each other, take care of each other and pick up each other while we are still alive."

Nandipha Sami commented "You guys look amazing , plus nigugile nyhani nibahle kodwa... #Magesh mshengu Tshabalala is reuniting all kwaito legends ....#RIP Mr Magesh Tshabalala."

Thandazani Johnson commented "It may be 20 years but still listen and enjoy your music albums till this day, we’d love to see what you whip something together one last time in memorabilia of TKZEE and South African Kwaito . Rest in Peace Magesh-gesh 

Julie Nakin commented"God works in mysterious ways. It is good to make memories because tomorrow is promised to no one. Blessings."

Among those who paid tribute to Magesh at his funeral service was his best friend Kabelo Mabalane. The musician broke down while delivered a moving tribute saying they they "lived five lifetimes in the 30 years that he had known him."'
"My life was impacted, the direction of it changed and it was never going to be the same again after I met Tokollo. Music was always the common denominator in our lives. We would fight and we would be the best of friends, but it was always music that connected us," he said.

"Tokollo what a privilege it has, and still is to have been a passenger in a car that you drove to be a catalyst that changed lives," he added.

Kabelo mentioned lyrics he wrote in a song that reminded him of what Magesh taught him.

"It was Magesh that taught me to believe in myself. Magesh saw in me what I didn't see in me for the longest time he saw it in day one. He taught me how to be brave and fearless."

Image Cred: Facebook (Loyiso Bala)
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