Trompies Member Dies

RIP legend

By  | May 23, 2021, 01:12 PM  | Trompies  | Top of the

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South Africans are shattered by the tragic passing of the fifth member of the popular Kwaito group Trompies. Emmanuel Mojalefa Matsane died in the early hours of today, 23 May in a car accident.

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Kalawa Jazmee Record released a statement announcing the sad news. Emmanuel was also the Director of the Label.

According to the statement, he passed shortly after his performance. He had also recently released a single titled Phansengendlondlo this month.

"It is with regret and sadness to announce that our Kalawa Jazmee co-director and the fifth member of Trompies, Emmanuel Mojalefa Matsane popularly known as Mjokes passed away in a car accident. The accident happened in the early hours of this morning after their performance with Trompies." the statement read.
“All we are left with is your legacy and it shall live on! Allow us to reflect on such beautiful memories that made the world dance,” tweeted Kalawa Jazmee.
RIP messages from fans and industry friends have since poured in on social media.

“Thank you for the farewell performance last night grootman. From Disoufeng family, condolences to Mjoke's family and friends. His music lives. #RIPMjokes”
“As a person who grew up on @KalawaJazmeeR and Trompies, it’s sad to hear of the passing of Mjokes. We had the pleasure of hosting them 3 years back at @Botswanacraft on probably our most epic show. Condolences and prayers to Mjokes family and all at Kalawa #RIPMjokes”
“To the family of Mjokes, Trompies, Kalawa Jazmee, and Kwaito Nation may the Almighty Strengthen you during this time. We lost a Gentleman, mentor, a Kwaito Pioneer, Salute Bra Mjokes! #RIPmjokes. #AkaInterview Rhulani Pitso Ramaphosa Big Xhosa Anele.”
“Honored to have spent your last hours in this world with you. The words of encouragement that you shared with me and my team will remain engraved in our hearts #ripmjokes”
Details of his memorial service and funeral will be shared during the week.

 Trompies kwaito music group was formed in 1995 by Soweto-born members Spikiri, Mahoota, Donald Duck, Jakarumba, and the late Mjokes. The group released its debut album titled Sigiya Ngengoma in 1995. Their 1997 single Magasman featuring the late Lebo Mathosa will forever be Mzansi’s favorite. The track was released in 1997.

Trompies member "Donald Duck" Mthethwa, is the chairman of SA’s Association of Independent Record Companies which advocates for the rights of all musicians, especially kwaito artists. The group is now also producing and managing other artists as well through their record label Kalawa Jazmee.

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