Thembelihle Mbanjwa and Lulu Dikana’s passing

The KwaZulu-Natal Arts and Culture Department wishes to convey its condolences to the Mbanjwa and Dikana families following the tragic passing of Thembelihle and Lulu respectively.


Dikana, who recently opened for John Legend on the Johannesburg leg of his All Of Me Tour, died last night after a short illness.


Mbanjwa, who was part of internationally renowned gospel group Joyous Celebration, passed away in a car accident on the 30th of November 2014. A memorial service is being held for Mbanjwa at the Umlazi Oasis Fellowship Centre this afternoon.


“We are deeply saddened by the loss of these talented vocalists, their passing is a great loss to the music industry and to the thousands of young South Africans who drew inspiration from them” said HOD Sibongile Nzimande.