Mzansi mourns amapiano stars Killer Kau and Mpura

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Following Killer Kau and amapiano artist Mpura's shocking death, tributes have been pouring in for Amapiano stars Mpura and Killer Kau after the tragic news about their passing over the weekend.

Sources revealed that the pair was involved in a fatal car accident, on their way to a gig.

Killer Kau, real name Sakhile Hlatshwayo, burst into the spotlight when he was “discovered” on Twitter.

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The then 19-year-old musician, went viral after he uploaded a video with his song on the TL. DJ Euphonik spotted his talent on Twitter and took him under his wings. When Tholukuthi Hey became a viral hit, Killer Kau became one of the most seen faces on TV and his deep voice one of the most heard on radio.

Mpura came up recently during the rise and takeover of the amapiano genre, having been part of great collabos that gave Mzansi hits such as Umsebenzi Wethu.

Tweets of people expressing their heartbreak have flooded the TL. Amapiano Mr JazziQ, Uncle Vinny and Lady Du are some of the artists that have tweeted tributes.

DJ Oscar Mbo took to Instagram stories sharing his tribute.

“Very sad morning. amajita always had great spirits and very jolly too. Death is such a painful thing. Doubt I can [get] used to it. Thank you to the contributions to the industry and the urban culture over all. Rest in peace Mupralazi. Rest in peace Killer. Rest in peace The Voice,” he wrote

DJ Sbu, Khuli Chana, DJ Speedsta and other celebrities also took to social media expressing their grief and disbelief at the news.

“Just woke up to the sad news of their passing. Deepest condolences to their family, friends, loved ones & dear fans. Lalani ngoxolo young Kings The LORD is close to the brokenhearted & saves those who are crushed in spirit,” DJ Sbu wrote.

“Got to see him [Killer Kau] perform for the first time at Focalistic’s birthday, he performed straight after me and I loved his energy on stage,” Khuli Chana wrote.

“Rest easy gents, Didn’t know you personally but I knew you through your music and the entertainment on your IG Live. It’s a very sad day for the industry.” DJ Speedsta wrote.


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