May 24, 2021

Mjokes, 46, Dies in Car Accident

South Africa has been plunged into mourning following the unexpected death of kwaito musician and Trompies member, Emmanuel Mojalefa “Mjokes” Matsane.

In a statement posted to Twitter on Sunday, 23 May, Kalawa Jazmee – a local record label over which Mjokes served as the director – confirmed the 46-year-old musician passed away early that morning in a car accident.

The accident occurred hours after Trompies performed at the Disoufeng Pub and Restaurant in Meadowlands, Gauteng.

Speaking to media outlets, Eugene Mthethwa – who, along with Mjokes, has been part of Trompies since its formation in 1995 – explained that he thought it was a hoax seeing posts with #RIPMjokes trending on social media.

However, after phoning Mjokes’ wife, it was tragically clear to Mthethwa that his friend was indeed gone.

He mourned: “It’s a sad day for us … I don’t know where to start telling my kids that you spent your last moments with [sic], talking to them more than you did with us last night.”

Details regarding Mjokes’ memorial and funeral services will be announced in due course.

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