Kabelo And Zwai Bala Reportedly Very Heartbroken Over Magesh's Passing

Tokollo Magesh passed away due to a epileptic seizure

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Tributes continue to pour in for the late TKZee member who passed away from an epileptic seizure. The country is mourning the loss of the talented and legendary Kwaito singer who passed away on August 15 at his home.

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As per the Tshabalala family's statement, it is reported that he passed away in his sleep and had no visible injuries.

"It is with great sadness that the family wishes to confirm the passing of Tokollo 'Magesh' Tshabalala. Magesh, as he was affectionately known, passed away this morning as a result of an epileptic seizure. The family requests for privacy during this difficult period," reads part of the statement.

"No visible injuries can be seen on his body, he was just lying in bed," a relative said to City Press.

Tokollo was part of a legendary group called TKZee which is made up of the group members' abbreviations. He formed the group with Kabelo Mabalane and Zwai Bala.

The two group members are reportedly very heartbroken over the passing of Tokollo. According to TKZee’s business manager, Refiloe Ramogase they feel as though they lost a brother.

Refiloe told Daily Sun, “This is like losing a sibling and this is why they are not speaking to the media right now. They are going through a lot.

“Magesh was a genuinely good human being. He had a good heart. Anybody who knew him, loved him. Like anybody else, he was perfectly imperfect. Even if you argued, at the end of the day, you knew that he cares for you and has your back. We’ll also miss his sense of humour.” 

Industry mates continue to send their condolences. Tbo Touch in his radio station sparked a debate saying social media has made people sensitive. This after the growing trend of posting a picture of the deceased with yourself in it. 

“Do we still emotionally allow the moment to first play itself out before we go to social media? I have pictures with Magesh but I feel like maybe [the moment to post them is] not now,” he said. 

“I feel like we are so quick to want to show proximity with the deceased. Some of the pictures weren't even appropriate. I see people posting pictures of themselves with Magesh at a party. We are not even there yet. We are still allowing it to sink in. I think social media has changed our moral compass.”

On Twitter he posted a picture of Magesh alone, “May you rest in peace, mfana.”

The department even shared a few words about the musician, “Together with Zwai Bala and Kabelo [of the TKZee fame] they [made] the kwaito genre enjoyable to all, young and old. We are losing a member of the legendary generation of kwaito musicians.

“The country has lost a talent at a point where kwaito needed resuscitation and appeal. Magesh and his group will always be on our hearts for the lyrical content, stage appeal and generally good music,” said the Chairperson of parliament’s portfolio committee Beauty Dlulane.

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