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Family reportedly opens case into Zahara’s death

The family of South African singer Bulelwa Mkutukana, popularly known as Zahara, has reportedly opened an inquest into her death. Zahara’s brother, Junior Mkutukana reportedly opened an inquest into her death, according to Sunday World. The singer passed away after being hospitalised for several days. The publication reports that the inquest was taken down by Constable Modupe and checked by Warrant Officer Netshiunda.

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“The complainant, Mr Mkutukana, alleged that on 2023-12-11 at about 12:00 he was at Roodepoort when Bulelwa Mkutukana complained of stomach pains. She was taken to Olievedale Netcare Hospital and was declared dead (sic),” read the inquest according to the publication.

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The publication also reports that the singer’s family suspects she could have been poisoned by her enemies.
Zahara passed away on Monday 11 December at a private hospital, according to EWN. The cause of the singer’s death has not yet been revealed. However, BBC reports liver complications.

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Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa confirmed that singer Zahara had passed away via a tweet on Monday 11 December. I am very saddened by the passing of @ZaharaSA. My deepest condolences to the Mkutukana family and the South African music industry. Government has been with the family for some time now. Zahara and her guitar made an incredible and lasting impact in South African music,” read the tweet.

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I am very saddened by the passing of ZaharaSA. My deepest condolences to the Mkutukana family and the South African music industry. Government has been with the family for some time now. Zahara and her guitar made an incredible and lasting impact in South African music.

Source: The southafrican

In other news – Everything you need to know about Mpho Xaba, Zahara’s fiancé

Mpho Xaba is the fiancé of late South African singer Bulelwa Mkutukana, popularly known as Zahara, who passed away on Monday 11 December. Zahara announced that she was engaged to Mpho Xaba in March.

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The pair were reportedly together for six months prior to the engagement. Xaba reportedly met the late singer through a mutual friend. He is believed to be an engineer. Xaba hails from Mpumalanga. Read more