JOHANNESBURG – Singer, dancer, presenter and actress Thembi Seete has paid tribute to her late bandmate Lebo Mathosa in an emotional social media post.
Mathosa died in a car accident on 23 October 2006 at the age of 29.
She and Seete were two of the popular 90s kwaito group Boom Shaka, along with Junior Sokhela and Theo Nhlengethwa.
Mathosa carved a successful solo career after the band split, producing hits such as I Love Music and Awudede. She was often compared to the late Brenda Fassie.
Seete says it still feels like Mathosa's accident happened yesterday and that it is painful to know she is gone.
— Thembi Seete (@IamThembiSeete) October 23, 2018
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa also paid tribute to her
Watch: Today marks the 12th anniversary of the passing of award-winning singer, sensational music icon & lead singer of the highly acclaimed 90’s Kwaito group Boom Shaka, Lebo Mathosa. She is remembered as a distinguished performer who remarkably asserted her African Identity pic.twitter.com/YCDGtOCBIe
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) October 23, 2018
Radio 2000 also called on listeners to put in requests for their favourite Mathosa song.
COMING UP We remember the Drama Queen today; Lebo Mathosa. It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years since her passing.
— Radio 2000 (@Radio2000ZA) October 23, 2018
#LeboMathosa was a vibe, an entire Mood to several generations. Its hard to believe that it has been 12 years ever since Lebo Mathosa's passing. #RIP to #LeboMathosa the queen of drama 👸🏽👑⚘ pic.twitter.com/BgMgGaguXk
— 🌈 Mood. – Vol.1🌈 (@jhbmoodparties) October 23, 2018
-Eye Witness News