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South Africa has lost an inimitable entertainer in Mixon "Tsekeleke" Tholo

02 August 2017

The African National Congress has received with sadness the news of the passing of Mixon "Tsekeleke" Tholo - an inimitable entertainer and a larger than life personality.

Tsekeleke formed part of the luminaries of the Kwaito generation, bursting into the scene with his hit song "Fatty Boom Boom". This song was a celebration and acceptance of his frame with all its societally imposed imperfections, speaking to millions of youth of the time struggling with self-identity and peer pressures issues . It sent a strong and much needed message to young people embrace themselves in all their diversity.

The African National Congress sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Mixon "Tsekeleke" Tholo, the Kalawa Jazmee family and the music industry at large.

Issued by the African National Congress
Zizi Kodwa 082 330 4910
National Spokesperson
Khusela Sangoni 072 854 5708
National Communications Manager