In a tragic twist of fate, the music world mourns the loss of Thobe Masinga, a former member of the acclaimed Joyous Celebration choir. The 43-year-old singer’s untimely demise has left her family in profound sorrow, with the shocking news reaching them a day after the unfortunate incident.
Thobe Masinga’s family shared with the Daily Sun the heartbreaking details surrounding her passing. According to her sister, Zandi Masinga, Thobe was involved in a car accident on Friday, November 10. However, the family only learned about the tragedy on the following day, compounding the emotional anguish they were about to endure.
Zandi recounted the difficulty in locating Thobe after the accident: “She was involved in a car accident on Friday, but I only got the news on Saturday. Her daughter called me around 4 pm and told me her mum was involved in a car accident. We unfortunately didn’t know where she was. We were able to find the person whom she collided with, and they told us they weren’t in the same hospital.”
The search for Thobe spanned different medical facilities, with the family facing obstacles in identifying her location. Zandi continued, “We tried searching at another hospital, but she wasn’t there. The other victim was helping us find where she was. His brothers were also searching for my sister. They eventually found the hospital she was in, but they didn’t let them in.
So, instead, they gave the nurses my number. Around 10 pm on Saturday, the hospital called me and told me she had died. They didn’t know who she was, so they didn’t call anyone to confirm her body. I then had to confirm her ID number, and it was her.”
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Thobe Masinga, remembered as the other Joyous Celebration conductor, was laid to rest in her hometown of Mandeni, KZN, on Saturday, November 18. Zandi expressed gratitude for the support received during this challenging time, acknowledging the contributions that facilitated Thobe’s burial.
Describing Thobe as a deeply caring individual, Zandi highlighted her sister’s love for family. Thobe’s daily calls, acts of generosity, including purchasing a car for their parents and supporting her siblings’ education, reflected her commitment to her loved ones. Due to Thobe’s contributions, Zandi noted that some of her sisters could attend college.
Despite her untimely passing, Thobe Masinga, known for conducting the choir on the ninth edition of the annual Joyous Celebration live DVD recordings, remained active in her musical pursuits. She continued to host the yearly Global Restoration of Women Works event, leaving a lasting impact on the world of gospel music.
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