Celebrities 19.9.2016 07:00 am

PICTURES: Mandoza’s last, energetic performance

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 10: Mandoza performs during the SABC concert at the Orlando Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The concert organized to thank the SABC for it’s initiative to promote local music, saw a performance from the kwaito star, who was reportedly not well. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 10: Mandoza performs during the SABC concert at the Orlando Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The concert organized to thank the SABC for it’s initiative to promote local music, saw a performance from the kwaito star, who was reportedly not well. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

Mandoza’s appearance at the SABC Thank-You concert was to be his last.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 10: Mandoza performs during the SABC concert at the Orlando Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The concert organized to thank the SABC for it’s initiative to promote local music, saw a performance from the kwaito star, who was reportedly not well. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

Mandoza was flanked by friends and colleagues as he gave his last performance, mustering enough energy to entertain the crowd. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

 

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 10: Mandoza performs during the SABC concert at the Orlando Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The concert organized to thank the SABC for it’s initiative to promote local music, saw a performance from the kwaito star, who was reportedly not well. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

The Kwaito star was apparently discharged from hospital to perform at an SABC concert.(Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

 

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 10: Mandoza performs during the SABC concert at the Orlando Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The concert organized to thank the SABC for it’s initiative to promote local music, saw a performance from the kwaito star, who was reportedly not well. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

Mandoza told The Citizen he was going blind as the brain tumour was resting on his optic nerve.  (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

 

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 10: Mandoza performs during the SABC concert at the Orlando Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The concert organized to thank the SABC for it’s initiative to promote local music, saw a performance from the kwaito star, who was reportedly not well. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

Mandoza was adamant he would perform at the SABC concert. His wife, Mpho Tshabalala said he was excited about the performance. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

 

 

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 10: Mandoza performs during the SABC concert at the Orlando Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The concert organized to thank the SABC for it’s initiative to promote local music, saw a performance from the kwaito star, who was reportedly not well. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

While adamant that he would perform, concert goers and revellers were unaware it would be his last performance. During the set, Mandoza said “God was the one who owned lives.” I thank God. He owns our lives. I’m here to perform for you to show you the devil is a liar!  (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Mabuti Kali)

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