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Kwaito star 'Dr Mageu' dies

SAD ENDING: Dr Mageu died a year into his 7-year jail term for rape
SAD ENDING: Dr Mageu died a year into his 7-year jail term for rape


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SOUTH African kwaito singer Ignatius ‘Dr Mageu’ Ntshebele has died in prison, reports said.

Dr Mageu a former TKZee and Brother of Peace (B.O.P) member was serving a seven-year jail term for raping a 15-year-old mentally ill neighbour in Soweto. He was convicted in November last year.

The disgraced star died at the Heidelberg Prison last Saturday. Once, during his trial, he was too weak to move unaided and moved around in a wheelchair.

The singer’s younger brother, Sam Ntshebele, told reporters: “All I can tell you is that my brother has died. We don’t want to talk to the media about it. We are not going to allow any media person anywhere near this yard.”

Dr Mageu was discovered by Arthur Mafokate and later went on to work with TKZee and BOP. He also released solo albums.

His energetic stage performances captivated audiences and perhaps the crowning glory in his music career was his work on the B.O.P all-time hit, Manyonyoba.

Last year, Dr Mageu was featured in a the album Zuma for President produced by Eugene Mthethwa, a member of kwaito group, Trompies. The song Joina Umzabalazo was recorded while he was awaiting sentencing.

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