Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards managing director, Thulani Wiseman Malinga, has succumbed to Covid-19 complications early on Friday, June 18.
Malinga’s death announcement was confirmed by the event organisers in a tweet that read: “It is with great sadness to announce the untimely passing of our Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards Managing Director Mr Thulani Wiseman Malinga who is the husband to our Founder/CEO Perfecta Dineo Malinga. A press release will be issued, Rest in Peace Mr T”.
“The passing of Mr. Malinga is a weighty loss not only to his wife and CEO of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards, Mrs. Perfecta Dineo Malinga, but also to the organizers of the music awards and the kwaito fraternity at large.
“He was big on life and dedicated the last few years to the establishment of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music,” read the statement.
It continued: “His commitment to MKHMA positively contributed to the elevation of the Kwaito and House Music Awards and we call out to all South Africans to remember Mr. Malinga for the contribution he made in unearthing upcoming musicians and catapulting to a higher level.
We send out and express our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Mr. Malinga’s family, friends, colleagues and South African music industry in its entirety.
“The nation has suffered a great loss, may his soul Rest in Peace,” it ended.
Tributes and condolences are being shared across social media timelines over the passing of Malinga.
Details of Malinga’s, funeral have yet to be announced further information will be disclosed with the public.
The 2021 edition of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards is set to take place at the Sun City Superbowl on November 27.