Mandoza did not die a broke man‚ says family

Mandoza’s family have come out strongly to quash any rumours surrounding his financial affairs during a press conference held in Soweto on Monday.

The Kwaito legend’s family held a press conference at Soweto Theatre on Monday where the family thanked the nation for its overwhelming support since Mandoza’s death on Sunday afternoon.

Mandoza lost his long-standing fight against cancer while being rushed to hospital‚ after his health took a turn for the worse.

Speaking to TMG Entertainment at the press briefing on Monday‚ family spokesman Mohlomola Kekana said they wanted to send a clear message‚ before rumours and speculation surrounding Mandoza’s financial affairs started doing the rounds.

Mohlomola said that ‘broke reports’ have been known to follow the death of well-known personalities‚ and they wanted to set the record straight from the onset.

“Mandoza is not a pauper. He is not a charity case- he is a husband‚ a father and a friend. And his family are taking care of all of his funeral arrangements‚” he said.

Mohlomola went on to say that Mandoza was a “decent man” who worked hard all his life and he will be given a proper send-off by his family.

It was also announced at the press briefing that a public memorial service would be held in Mandoza’s honour on Wednesday at 12 noon at Ellis Park.

Mandoza died on Sunday afternoon just days after his family issued a statement confirming that doctors had detected a tumour in his brain. The Nkalakatha hitmaker was first diagnosed with cancer in May last year but was given a clean bill of health after undergoing chemotherapy.

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