Kwaito star Nomasonto Maswanganyi, who is popularly known as Mshoza, has died in Johannesburg. She died at the Far East Rand Hospital on Thursday morning.

Mshoza’s been in and out of the hospital for diabetes. She rose to fame as the First Lady of Kwaito with her smash hit “Kortes” in the early 2000s.

Mshoza also collaborated with stars such as Mzambiya and Msawawa.

Her manager Thandoxulo Jindela says “It is with sad news to hear this afternoon about the passing of our beloved friend and artist who passed away this morning. She was rushed to hospital as she suffered from diabetes which was very serious and it caused her to go in and out of hospital. Her passing comes to us as a shock because she is the queen of Kwaito who is loved by all fans in the country.”