It was a happy Friday like any other until Afrotainment founder, DJ Tira announced on SABC 1 music show, Live and his twitter account that Big Nuz member, Sibusiso Khomo aka R Mashesha is no more.
The news of his passing came at the time when the trio, made up of Mandla Maphumulo, Mzi Tshomela and the late have just released a new album, For The Fans. With promotional gigs lined up for the album, the kwaito outfit famously known for their hit song, ‘Umlilo’ was scheduled to perform in Durban on Friday, 07 August and Saturday, 08 August at Taboo, Johannesburg. With this tragedy, the group was forced to halt all the bookings until further notice.
Commenting on the sad news, DJ Tira revealed that Khomo had an operation earlier on Friday, 07 August, unfortunately there were complications with the procedure which lead to his passing.
Music Link will share funeral arrangements for the artist as soon as they are made available.
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of R. Mashesha's death. Sibusiso Khomo passed away today (Friday 07 August). RIP sosha ??.
— DJ Tira (@DJTira) August 7, 2015