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South African music icon Kori Moraba dies of Covid-19 complications

The South African music industry is mourning the loss of legendary musician Kori Moraba, who died from Covid-19 complications on Saturday, 2 January 2021.

The 73-year-old musician popularly known for his classic wedding song, ‘Tswang-tswang-tswang’ was hospitalized at Netcare Bougainville Hospital in Pretoria for two weeks after showing Covid-19 symptoms.

Joylene Moraba, the muso’s daughter confirmed the news to the SABC.

“This is the message to confirm that my father Kori Moraba, well known for his hit maker Tswang-tswang-tswang in 1971, passed away at the Netcare Bouganville Hospital last night at 23h00. He succumbed due to Covid.”

Tributes to the musical giant have been pouring in on social media. Media mogul Thokozani Nkosi was in disbelief as she tweeted her tribute.

“Aahhh no man; bra Kori is no more. RIP ntate Moraba; your music and legacy live on,” she wrote.

Journalist, writer and publisher Sam Mathe poured out his heart in a long Facebook obituary for the legend as he explained and detailed how talented Moraba was and how his death has robbed the country.