Maskandi man leaves a rich legacy

- Dimakatso Motau Entertainm­ent Reporter

MASKANDI singer Shaluza Max Mntambo passed away on Friday.

Mntambo succumbed to kidney failure at the Dundee Provincial Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.

Friend and colleague Mandrew Mnguni said he was sad Mntambo died so young.

“I was his friend, business partner and booking agent at some point. We worked together over the years and he was loved by many, ” Mnguni said.

Mnguni said Mntambo, 47, had already finished recording his fourth album, expected to be released soon. The friend said Mntambo ’ s family would decide when to release the album.

The singer will be buried in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, at the weekend. He leaves behind his wife, Nomsa, and four children.

His debut album Kusile , released in 2000, introduced him to the music industry, but it was his successful second album,

Impilo, that won him many fans.

Mntambo also worked with late vocal powerhouse Busi Mhlongo and also featured as lead vocalist on Sakhile ’ s Wel

come Home album. The composer, producer, arranger and tenor, leaves behind a rich legacy.

 ??  ?? UNFORGETTA­BLE: Shaluza Max Mntambo
UNFORGETTA­BLE: Shaluza Max Mntambo

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