JOHANNESBURG, August 2 – Kwaito artist Mixon Tholo, popularly known as “Tsekeleke” has succumbed to diabetes.
The larger than life Tsekeleke was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago and advised his leg would have to be amputated to stop the progression of the disease, but at the time he said he could not accept his fate. At the time he said: “I would rather die than have my leg amputated. I have faith and belief that God will answer my prayers.”
The “Fatty Boom Boom” singer passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in Vosloorus hospital in Ekurhuleni.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa tweeted: “We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of a sensational avant-garde of Kwaito, Tsekeleke, who has sadly passed on.”
Kwaito star Mixon Tholo, popularly known as Tsekeleke, has died. He passed away in a Vosloorus hospital on Tuesday night.
Prior to his death Tsekeleke turned to God and was consulting with controversial Pastor Mboro, as he felt at the time that medication had failed him.
Tsekeleke diagnosed with diabetes and had been in and out of hospital since last year. He was rushed to hospital on Monday after undergoing a procedure on his leg.
Tsekeleke is known for his hit single “Fatty Boom Boom”.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa paid tribute to the artist, describing him as sensational and avant-garde.
We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of a sensational avant-garde of Kwaito, Tsekeleke, who has sadly passed on. pic.twitter.com/lCa85jZNPJ
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 1, 2017
— zynne sibika (@djmahoota) August 1, 2017
I don’t understand why Tsekeleke’s death isn’t trending though… pic.twitter.com/BxZkbe5fo5
— Flo Letoaba (@floletoaba) August 1, 2017