Fans and friends have taken to social media to mourn the loss of popular gospel singer Matlakala Ramathoka.
According to Universal music, whom she had recently signed with, Ramathoka passed away peacefully on Sunday.
The Pretoria based singer had apparently complained of flu symptoms and chest pain before being taken to hospital.
Her friend and fellow gospel singer Winnie Mashaba posted this message on Facebook:
Rest well kgadi ya Khwadubeng. My sister, i am confused. Who will ever call me baby girl? Who will ever call me ngwana ko gae? Who will ever call me legafa la Mama? Deep down in my soul i am happy that i was able to grant you your wish of becoming a member of our family in Universal Music. Sesi. You have just released an album titled Emanuel. What were you trying to tell us? Were telling us that you are going to ask God intervene in our world? Go well Sesi Tlaki ngwetši ya Ramathoka. Le ge re ka arogana, dipelo di ile go phela di teane. I love and respect you in everything in me. Until we meet again. So long Mohwahuba… Selinah Matlakala Ramathoka