Kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, popularly known as Mshoza, has died at the age of 37. It is reported that she died from complications of diabetes at Far East Rand Hospital in Johannesburg in the morning of Thursday, 19 November 2020. Mshoza’s manager Thanduxolo Jindela announced the news of her death in a short statement on Facebook:
“It is with great sadness to announce the [untimely] death of Nomasonto “Mshoza” Maswanganyi. The Kortes hitmaker succumbed peacefully in the early hours of this morning. She was 37.
She will be deeply missed as an ultimate entertainer who loved being on stage. Not only did she radiate star quality, Mshoza [was] a Media darling.”
According to her Last.fm biography, Mshoza was born in Johannesburg and lived with her grandparents in Protea North until the age of 19. She rose to fame in the early 2000s following the release of her triple-platinum-selling debut album Bulldawgz First Lady in 2001.
Mshoza is survived by her two sons, Pride and Jacob, as well as two sisters Thandi and Seipati.