Well-known South African Maskandi artist, Sibongiseni Ngubane, also known as Ichalaha, has died.

Ngubane passed away in a Durban hospital in the early hours of this morning, after being admitted three days ago.

The 35-year-old was suffering from a lung infection.

His manager Thembi Ngubane has confirmed his death.

“He passed away this morning at 5 o’clock, in a Durban hospital. We are here right now. Sibongiseni Mjikijelwa Ngubane was 35 years.  He had a lung infection. We can confirm the news to South Africans.”