Amapiano Artists Mpura and Killer Kau Have Passed Away

South Africa's entertainment industry gets left woozy once again when the news of the death of Amapiano artists Killer Kau and Mpura hits social media.


Amapiano artist Mpura and Twitter discovered music sensation, Killer Kau, were confirmed to have died after being involved in a fatal car accident, on their way to a gig in Rustenburg.

 Ricky Ricky also confirmed this heartbreaking news, writing:

Rest In Peace our Mpura Mpura 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. I’m sorry your journey had to end like this. Condolences to the family and the friends, we loved you so much, bro. Lala Kahle, You were the happiest person in every room, your spirit.

Mpura, famously known as Mpura Mpura, came up recently during the rise and takeover of the Amapiano genre, having been part of great collabs that gave Mzansi hits such as Umsebenzi Wethu. 

Killer Kau on the other hand, his real name being 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 his timeline. 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 became the most heard on radio.

It is also believed that Kabza De Small was with the two the night before the accident, leading to speculation that Kabza had also passed. However, he is alive and well and took to social media to assure the masses that he was fine.


More information about the deaths remains unclear at this stage. This is still an evolving story.


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