Zahara’s family has confirmed the sudden and untimely passing of the multi-award-winning Afro-Pop songstress
The Loliwe hitmaker passed away last night at a private Johannesburg Hospital, where she was admitted two weeks ago due to liver complications.
Zahara’s Family Confirm Her Death
Taking to Zahara’s social media platform, her family issued a statement confirming her death.
“WE MOURN THE PASSING OF ZAHARA
IT IS WITH HEAVY HEARTS AND DEEPEST SORROW THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF OUR BELOVED DAUGHTER, SISTER, AND FRIEND, ZAHARA.
In the statement, Zahara’s family revealed that she passed away surrounded by her family and loved ones. They described her as a pure light, a beacon of hope and a blessing to her family and
“SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AND LOVED ONES, ZAHARA DEPARTED THIS WORLD ON MONDAY, 11 DECEMBER 2023. SHE WAS A PURE LIGHT, AND AN EVEN PURER HEART, IN THIS WORLD. A BEACON OF HOPE, A GIFT, AND A BLESSING TO US AND COUNTLESS PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.
A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC, ZAHARA REMARKABLY TOUCHED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE’S LIVES WITH HER EXTRAORDINARY GIFT AND PASSION FOR MUSIC. SHE LEAVES BEHIND AN INDELIBLE MARK ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND A LEGACY THAT WILL FOREVER RESONATE IN OUR HEARTS AND SOULS.”
Her family urged people to remember her not with sorrow but for the joy and kindness she brought to everyone around her.
“A LIFE SO BEAUTIFULLY LIVED DESERVES TO BE BEAUTIFULLY REMEMBERED. MAY WE REMEMBER ZAHARA NOT WITH SORROW, BUT WITH THE HEALING, JOY, KINDNESS, AND INSPIRATION SHE BROUGHT TO US THROUGH HER LIFE AND HER MUSIC.
MAY SHE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE, AND MAY HER MELODIES CONTINUE TO ECHO IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER.
1987 – 2023
— ZAHARA (@ZaharaSA) December 12, 2023
Mzansi Mourns Zahara
Meanwhile, condolence messages have already started trickling in on social media as Mzansi mourns Zahara’s untimely death. Celebrities, followers, and fans are taking to social media platforms to pay tribute to the renowned songstress.
Here are some condolence messages on social media;
May your precious Soul rest in eternal peace sis wam. We thank you for blessing us with your precious voice
May her soul rest in peace at long last she’s at peace, she battled with so many things and hope she’s at a better place your music will continue to inspire all of us.
My heart is so sore 💔 Not only was she an incredible talent but she had a heart of gold! I remember her being one of the few people that reached out to me to check if I was ok amidst my drama. We shared a beautiful bond of sisterhood that I will forever cherish ❤️
2023 started with a legendary loss and it’s decided to hit our industry again!!!
Rest in power, and thank you Bulelwa for your indelible contribution to music 🕊️
Rest in Power
‘The girl next door’ you’ve indeed inspired us with your amazing music 🤍🕊️