Music legend Jabu Khanyile’s firstborn son, Nkanyiso dies
The late Jabu Khanyile’s firstborn son, Nkanyiso has died. The founder of music group Muzart died on Friday night. According to a source close to the musician, Nkanyiso suffered from an undisclosed illness and died in hospital.
Tributes poured on social media for the young music producer as news of his death broke.
Musawenkosi Mahlangu, a close friend, took to Facebook and wrote: “When they say life is too short, akudlalwa (its no joke). Just 2 weeks ago we were talking and now he is no more! He was one of the coolest friends I had. Never judged, always wanted the best for me, taught me a lot and now he is gone.
“Jabu Khanyile Junior, firstborn, son, brother and a friend to many. Founder of the Muzart group and a producer. I remember when you were so excited of recording your new project and even wanted to feature me in one of your tracks. Those were the good times. RIP Nkanyiso Khanyile. May your soul rest in peace buddy. Will love and miss you always,” said Mahlangu.
Dumisani Mkhangaza wrote: “Lala ngoxolo ntwana yami (rest in peace my friend). Having your life cut short is a tragedy we won’t soon forget. Forever jolly, friendly with everybody and bowunga pheli moya is how we will always remember you… ngiyaku ncanywa njayami. Lala ngoxolo Nka.”
In 2015 the pop group, Muzart disbanded and regrouped. This after two of its members, Jabu Jnr and guitarist Sol Stringer, broke away to form a new group called Smiley Freaks.
The remaining members include Metro FM radio presenter, Rorisang Thandekiso, Refentse ‘Vic’ Chauke and Tazzy Lehutso.