Mzansi Celebs


Mzansi’s Queen of Kwaito, Mshoza, has allegedly been in and out of hospital. Sources close to the singer say “Mshoza”, real name Nomasonto Maswanganyi, suffers from depression.

The star is still grieving the death of her mum, who reportedly died of heart-and-lung complications. Mshoza has been open about her mum’s illness in the past few months.

One source told Sunday Sun: “She’s been taking a lot of backlash lately and her mum’s passing was the final straw.”


The Abantu Bam hitmaker is said to be in and out of Milpark Hospital, in Parktown, Joburg, and has cancelled all her upcoming gigs to deal due to ill health.

Another source said: “Mshoza and her mum were very close. She’s not coping. She’s getting support from her husband, but it seems she hasn’t come to terms with the fact that her mum is gone.”

It’s said the kwaito star cancelled all her bookings for this month to take a break.

“She tried to continue as if nothing had happened, but she couldn’t be on stage in this state. Doctors have ordered her to stop performing and get some rest. She’s diagnosed with depression and will take time off from making music,” said the second source.

Mshoza has been making a comeback with her single, Abantu Bam.

The source said she was fully booked for July.

Mshoza could not be reached for comment, but her brand manager Thanduxolo Jindela said: they have decided as a management that she should take a break from her performance until she’s better.

“We apologise. We’d like people to keep supporting her as soon as she’s back from her break.” She and her mum were close, but she has great support and they appreciate that,

She was supposed to be performing in Bloemfontein and Mafikeng but cancelled the bookings.”

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