Cape Town – Kalawa Jazzmee record label owner Oscar “Oskido” Mdlongwa has confirmed the death of Thabo “Thibos” Tsotetsi, a member of the kwaito group Alaska.
Oskido announced the news on Sunday.
Taking to his Instagram timeline, Oskido wrote: “Rest in Power my King.”
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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) also expressed it’s sadness at the passing of Thibos.
“The EFF sends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the kwaito star Thabo “Crazy Thibos” Tsotetsi, who was a member of Alaska.
“The talent he shared with SA will forever be cherished. May his soul rest in revolutionary and perfect peace,” read the statement shared on the EFF’s Twitter page.
The EFF Sends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the Kwaito Star Thabo “Crazy Thibos” Tsotetsi who was a member of Alaska
The talent he shared with South Africa will forever be cherished
May his soul rest in revolutionary and perfect peace. pic.twitter.com/PNTPge17tg
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) September 11, 2022
According to Tshisa Live, Thibos’ death followed the passing of the group’s lead singer Les MaAda in November 2013.
The Alaska quintet started with five members, namely Lucky Mlakana, Thabo Tsotetsi, Andrew Moloisane, Siphiwe Picat and Les , but had become a trio consisting of Siphiwe, Les and Thabo.
The band, originating from Soweto, was first noticed by Oskido, the report said.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu