Mpura
Mpura Mpura Biography
BornMongezi Stuurman
(1995-09-22)September 22, 1995
DiedAugust 7, 2021(2021-08-07) (aged 25)
Cause of deathCar Accident
CitizenshipSouth African
OccupationMusician
Known forBeing an Amapiano musician
RelativesKagiso, Lesego and Smanga Stuurman

Mpura real name Mongezi Stuurman was a South African musician. Mpura died in a car accident that claimed six lives including that of fellow musician Killer Kau and upcoming artists Khanya “The Voice” Hadebe, DJ Thando Tot and TD.

Background

Siblings

Mpura left siblings; Kagiso, Lesego and Smanga Stuurman.[1]

Music Career

Mpura had been involved in a number of releases, with 2020's Busta 929 collaboration, Umsebenzi Wethu, a watershed moment in his career. He came up during the rise and takeover of the Amapiano genre. He was featured by DJ Maphorisa and Tyler ICU on the hit Izolo.[2][3]

Accident & Death

Mpura died in a car accident that claimed six lives including that of fellow musician Killer Kau and upcoming artists Khanya “The Voice” Hadebe, DJ Thando Tot and TD. The artists were killed in a head-on collision outside the N4 in Rustenburg near the Marikana toll gate. One was left fighting for their life in hospital. Mpura's funeral took place in the Protea South Hall in Soweto, Joburg.[1][3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Liam Karabo Joyce, WATCH: Riky Rick and Mpura’s brothers emotional speeches at late star’s funeral, IOL, Published: August 18, 2021, Retrieved: August 18, 2021
  2. AMAPIANO ARTISTS MPURA AND KILLER KAU DIE IN CAR ACCIDENT, DJ Mag, Published: August 11, 2021, Retrieved: August 18, 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 Deepika Naidoo, RECORDED | Family & friends gather to bid farewell to Mpura at his funeral, TimesLive, Published: August 17, 2021, Retrieved: August 18, 2021