Veteran South African Hip-hop star, Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) has died at the age of 38.
His wife, who doubles as his publicist, has confirmed the news to local media.
“Yes, yes it’s true, HHP has passed away and I am very much traumatised.
‘’ I am with the family at the moment. She said.’’
The award-winning artist, is seen as the man who made South African hip hop popular, singing in indigenous languages, at a time when most local artists were imitating American-style rap.
Thousands of South Africans have taken to social media to pay their respects to him.
The circumstances of his death have not been confirmed but HHP had openly struggled with depression in recent years.