South Africa has lost a pioneer in the music industry, a legend, Tshepo Tshola. Legendary songwriter and musician Tshepo Tshola has passed on. According to reports, he passed away after a recent battle with Covid-19 landed him in hospital.

Tshepo Tshola was an award-winning jazz musician whose debut album ‘A New Dawn’ received critical acclaim.

In the 70s, he was part of a musical group called Sankomota.

The band (originally named Uhuru) was from the ‘mountain kingdom’ of Lesotho and was formed around 1976. It consisted of members such as Frank Leepa, Moss Nkofo, Black Jesus, Moruti Selate and Pitso Sera, among others.

He leaves behind two adult sons named Kamogelo and Katlego who currently live in Lesotho. Tshola never remarried after his wife died three decades ago.

In recent years, he collaborated with artists such as Cassper Nyovest , Jub Jub and local musician Sands.