South African Afro-pop singer Bulelwa Mkutukana, popularly known as Zahara has passed away at the age of 36 years.
Confirming her death was Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa who said that the songbird has been in the hospital for sometime now battling liver complication and has been receiving support from the government in addition to her family.
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Zahara who became famous in 2011 thanks to her album Loliwe which was loved across Africa confirmed her addiction to alcohol back in 2019.
In November, her family confirmed that the singer had been admitted at a hospital as they called on people to keep her in their prayers. She however succumbed on Monday night as confirmed by local media.
Zahara will not only be remembered for her sweet melodies but also for her voice condemning violence against women, an experience which she confirmed she had undergone.