Specific details about the deaths remain unclear at this stage.
Mpura came up recently during the rise and takeover of the amapiano genre, having been part of great collabos that gave Mzansi hits such as Umsebenzi Wethu.
Rapper Riky Rick took to his Instagram to bid farewell to Mpura, saying: “Rest In Peace our Mpura. You were the happiest person in every room, your spirit was what we needed in our lives, selfless, humble and loving. Love you so much my brother. Thank you for everything you did while you were still here. Gonna miss you so much bro. Im sorry your journey had to end like this. Condolences to the family and the friends, we loved you so much bro. Lala Kahle.”
Killer Kau, real name Sakhile Hlatshwayo, burst into the spotlight when he was “discovered” on Twitter.
The then 19-year-old musician, went viral after he uploaded a video with his song on the TL. DJ Euphonik spotted his talent on Twitter and took him under his wings. When Tholukuthi Hey became a viral hit, Killer Kau became one of the most seen faces on TV and his deep voice one of the most heard on radio.
Tweets of people expressing their heartbreak have flooded the TL. Amapiano Mr JazziQ, Uncle Vinny and Lady Du are some of the artists that have tweeted tributes.
Not Mpura and Killer Kau, I’m really lost for words 😔😭💔 R.I.P 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/rNEihHCQz7
— MALUME.VINNY (@UncleVinny__) August 9, 2021
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— Abuti wadi Operations 🚀 (@MrJazziQ) August 9, 2021
It’s a dark day 💔💔💔💔💔😭😭😭😭
— #ThePianoKing (@KabzaDeSmall_) August 9, 2021
Lady Du’s post about Mpura and Killa Kau on Instagram💔 😭😭😭😭life is too short pic.twitter.com/0rflCjjntS
— 💿🔌AlHaill_King (@AlHaill_King) August 9, 2021
In other news – Killer Kau and Mpura have died – Kabza De Small was with them
South African musicians Mpura and Killer Kau have passed away. It is believed the two died on their way to a gig to Rustenburg.