Mduduzi Edmund Tshabalala’s Manager Kevin Ntaopane claims the South African Kwaito legend waited three hours for an ambulance to pick him up from his home, but it never came. Kevin Ntaopane said this during a radio interview on Monday.
Speaking on SAFM, Ntaopane said Mandoza “died in his arms” minutes before arriving at the hospital after the long wait. The Nkalakatha hit maker died around midday on Sunday.
Mandoza, 38, had been battling cancer for about a year and had developed a brain tumour, which affected his sight.
Assisted onto the stage by friends and family Mandoza somehow managed to perform at an SABC concert two weeks ago. Sadly, it was to be his last public appearance.
His talents were discovered by Arthur Mafokate, also known as the King of Kwaito.
He was first played on air by DJ Sipho Mbatha, known as Sgqemeza, of Durban Youth Radio now joined Ukhozi FM.
He credits much of his success to his mentor, Glenn Morris, who helped him during his drug addled early years.