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How Big Nuz's R Mashesha influenced kwaito

It was reported in the news over the weekend that musician and member of Durban Kwaito group Big Nuz, R Mashesha - whose real name was Sibusiso Khomo - died in a hospital in Durban following a throat operation.

The news of Mashesha’s death comes as Big Nuz released their latest album over the weekend, 'For The Fans'. R Mashesha, a lyricist, was behind the group’s major success single, Umlilo.

Mandy Wiener, in for Stephen Grootes, spoke to IOL Tonight music writer, Therese Owen about the legacy R Mashesha leaves behind.

Therese says that Mashesha was quite sickly for a while, with much speculation a few times about his death (in Twitter). He hasn't performed live with his band members for a while. She thinks that, although their latest album will be a success, this may be their last album.

I think R Mashesha's legacy will be what Big Nuz gave to South Africa; which is incredible music, incredible amounts of fun and loads of memories.

Therese Owen, IOL Tonight Music Writer

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