Obani Lababantu Singer Dies After Testing Positive COVID-19

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Obani Lababantu Singer Dies After Her Single Release

Sad news has engulfed Mzansi following the death of adored sexagenarian and Amapiano sensation, Gee Six Five, real name Olpha Sepele in a suspected COVID-19 tragedy.

She was 65.

Obani Lababantu Singer Dies
Obani Lababantu Singer Dies

News of her death was announced by two social media influencers, former Cosmopolitan editor, Sbu Mpungose and actress Faith Sibiya who both claimed they were her nieces.

“My beloved aunt, MumNcane who many of you know as #GeeSixFive is no more. She displayed leadership throughout her life, was the epitome of fearlessness & inspired many with her single #ObaniLababantu.

Mthiya, Shandu kaNdaba, Sontshikazi. #RIPGeeSixFive,” they both said.

My beloved aunt, MumNcane who many of you know as #GeeSixFive is no more. She displayed leadership throughout her life, was the epitome of fearlessness & inspired many with her single #ObaniLababantu.

Mthiya, Shandu kaNdaba, Sontshikazi. #RIPGeeSixFive pic.twitter.com/NAOHlWlsIp

— Sbu Mpungose (@SbuMpungose) December 9, 2020

Details of her death have not yet been revealed but sources claim she was suffering from a chronic illness for some time now.

Gee Six Five shot to fame after a clip of her song went viral on social media as tweeps made fun of her age and the music she played.

Surprisingly her single topped music streaming charts and downloads in Mzansi till date.

And before her death, she had revealed that this was her once-off project and people should not expect anything from her in the future.

Speaking on Vibe FM, she also added that it was her time to rest since she had already done what she dreamt of.

“I have to apologize to my fans, but this project is a once-off project. I have a reason for this. I’ve already done what I dreamt of. Now, I’m making room for others,” she said in an interview.

 

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