An investigation has been launched by the police into the untimely deaths of Mpura, Killer Kau, Thando Thot, Khaya Hadebe and two others. They were all on their way to a gig in Rustenburg when the fatal crash happened.
In a statement published by the online publication, the accident happened on the N4.
â€œThe department of community safety, roads and transport has confirmed the accident that claimed six lives on the N4.
â€œOur thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and we hope they find strength during this difficult period. An investigation is underway to establish the cause of the accident. We are again appealing to people to adhere to the regulations as most accidents happen way past curfew time. Work with our law enforcement officials to ensure you arrive alive.â€
The nation has been battling to come to terms with the passing of the six youngsters who were all leaders in the Amapiano music genre. Lady Du, who is one of the few celebs to first open up about the untimely deaths of her friends, asked the public to have a bit of empathy for those deeply and directly affected by their death as the public tends to turn a blind eye to mourning public figures.
â€œI donâ€™t think I wanted to even do this, but I feel like I want to do it There are things that I think a lot of people need to understand and that is we are not celebrities when we lose our brothers. We are not celebrities when we are in pain. Nobody can ever handle the pain of losing people that they care about. People that have helped them grow in every way possible.
â€œI donâ€™t understand. Iâ€™m confused. I donâ€™t know what is going on. I donâ€™t know how to feel. But guys, please understand that with me â€“ Iâ€™m not a celebrity when it comes to losing people that I care about. Iâ€™ve never been and felt so weak in my life. Killer Kau and Mpura touched me in a way that nobody else has ever touched me and I donâ€™t expect anybody to understand that. That is for me to understand. So when we lose people, stop calling us and asking us what is going on. Stop asking what happened and just pray. Learn to pray. Weâ€™re still young to die in this way. We are young guys. We must pray.â€
She asked the nation to pray for artists as they risk their lives each day to make sure that music lovers stay entertained.
â€œYou canâ€™t even cry in peace. You have people calling you and asking whatâ€™s going on. No! Donâ€™t do that. Pray for people. Artists are broken. We are broken as a nation. We are not united and it is days like this that we realise that life is too short. And we need to be there for one another. We need to stay strong in everything that we do and we need to pray for one another because we risk our lives to get to events to make people happy. Today we lost our brothers.â€