Monday, 04 January 2021 12:31

Music icon Kori Moraba succumbs to Covid-19.

Entertainment Reporter.

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South Africa is mourning the loss of music legend Kori Moraba. The icon died of Covid-19 complications.

Popularly known for his classic wedding song "Tswang-tswang-tswang", Moraba passed away at the Netcare Bougainville Hospital in Pretoria.

The 73-year-old musician was hospitalised for two weeks after showing Covid-19 symptoms.

The muso's daughter Joylene Moraba confirmed the devastating news of Moraba’s passing.

"This is the message to confirm that my father Kori Moraba well known for his hitmaker Tswang-tswang-tswang in 1971 has passed away at Netcare Bougainville last night at 23h00. He succumbed due to Covid," she told the SABC on Sunday.

She said further details on the funeral will be announced during the week.

Thami Mdluli, one of SA’s sought-after music producers who backed Moraba with his band for many years, said the country has lost one of the greatest artists who changed the music scene with his talent.

Mdluli, who met Moraba in 1982, described Moraba as a loving and highly talented person.

He said the 1980s musicians were in a class of their own.