Mzansi Celebs

Shock as Mzansi realises something else about Mpura

As SA continues to mourn the tragic loss of Amapiano star Mpura, many have been shocked to discover that the hitmaker had rebranded to join the Amapiano fraternity and that he led an interesting life outside making music.

Mpura, real name Mongezi Stuurman, died in a fatal car accident on Saturday with five others in a head-on collision on their way to a gig in Rustenburg.

While SA has celebrated the amapiano star for his outstanding verses and his ability to be and bring good vibes to any song or place, the country was shocked to discover some of the things Mpura did before he burst onto the music scene.

A lot of people didn’t know that Mpura was the now-split up Jazzi Disciples road manager, but the shocking discovery came when Mzansi realized just how big Mpura was in the fashion industry.

Not only did the guy style models and dabble in modelling himself, but Mongezi founded Mpura Designs, a unisex street style brand.

In 2018, Mongezi made his South African Fashion Week debut, showcasing his Autumn/Winter 2019 collection.


Mpura was true to his style and defined being classy in a non-typical way.


“There is more to being classy than simply being stylish and confident. Being classy means always being kind, respectful, and polite, even to those who are unkind to you,” Mpura wrote on his fashion line’s Instagram account.


A fan of Mpura’s created a Twitter thread showcasing some of his most creative moments.

See the tweets below:


In other news – Killer Kau’s girlfriend finally breaks her silence with touching tribute

The mood around Mzansi has been a sombre one following the deaths of Amapiano stars Killer Kau, Mpura, Khanya Hadebe and three others who have not been identified.

Killer Kau and girlfriend

Killer Kau’s girlfriend, Olwethu Mkhwanazi has broken her silence since losing her partner over the weekend to that horrific accident which police are still investigating. Yesterday, Olwethu shared a tribute to her partners that has left everyone heartbroken. Learn More