The South African music industry has been dealt a huge blow after the passing of a young Kwa-Zulu Natal Musician.The industry has lost many artists in recent months due to either coronavirus or car accidents. A couple of months ago, two Amapiano artists Mpura and Killer Kau died in a car crash on their way to a performance on North West, while months prior, Trompies fifth member Mjokes died in a car crash on his way from a gig in Soweto.
Maskandi star Khalasi Gumede has died after he was gunned down. The musician died on Sunday night after being shot in KwaMashu, north of Durban. He was 24-years-old.
News of the Maskandi musician’s death was confirmed by his brother Njabulo Gumede. Speaking to online newspapers the Daily Sun Njabulo narrated how they had been shot at while coming from a maskandi event in KwaMashu. Khalasi was walking behind us with his dancers. We suddenly heard gunshots and we all ran in different directions. When I got home, I waited for him but he never came. I went back to look for him.” said Njabulo.
“I found him lying in a pool of blood. I managed to get a car to rush him to hospital, but he didn’t make it. He died on his way to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital,” he added.
It is not yet clear who was behind the hail of bullets or what the reason for the shooting could have been, police are yet to make a statement or arrest.
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