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Disco legend Majalisa dies

South African disco queen, Patricia Majalisa has reportedly passed on.

While details of her death are sketchy, it is reported that Majalisa has been unwell for some time. The Akulalwa Ziyawa hit maker had been a darling to many people in Botswana and Zimbabwe, touring the countries regularly with the late Dan Tshanda, through the Dalom Music stable.

Majalisa, who was a regular feature at the Splash festivals in Molapowabojang, had been entertaining around the world and endearing herself to many a fan's hearts since the early 1990s.

She was part of a powerful Dalom Music stable led by Tshanda that had a number of musicians that included Penwell Kunene, Dalom Kids, Matshikos and Peacock, among others.

Condolence messages started pouring in this morning on social media, as people from across the world mourned their beloved musician.

One of the local disco music promoters,

Mogatusi Spring Sebego of Springbok Entertainment who worked with Majalisa told Arts & Culture that he was shocked to learn about her passing. The pair had planned to host a disco festival after lockdown at the Mmopane Sweet IX Grounds.

“It’s a shock. I learnt about her passing through her cousin who called me this morning, but did not share much details.  I’m lost for words. I spoke to her on Tuesday because we were planning to host a show together after corona [COVID-19]. So she wanted to do merchandise. I am heartbroken to an extent that I think I’m done with disco music,” Sebego said.

Majalisa was the only remaining of the three well-known members of the popular Splash band, as both Tshanda and Kunene are no more.




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