Finally, Minister of Arts and Culture,  Mthwethwa acknowledges Khombo Shirimani’s departure from mother earth

Khombo Shirimani.  Image supplied. 

By Angie Nkuna

Giyani- Ndhavuko Makomba-Ndlela had since called on Minister of Department of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthwethwa to acknowledge the passing of Xitsonga’s best vocalist, Khombo Shirimani who is well-known for her angelic voice and, making hit songs such as “mi na nsele”, samson, “madumelani” and many more.


Ndhavuko Makomba-Ndlela organisation which its mission’s and objectives is to support, assist, develop and improve the quality of Vatsonga speaking culture, language and tradition on Wednesday took to Twitter and requested that minister Nathi Mthwethwa should do the same when other languages award winning artists has passed on.

According to the Organization’s post on Twitter, it reads, that  (@_Ndhavuko) Vatsonga are in mourning period, we lost one of our best vocal singer Khombo Shirimani. Could she get an acknowledgement from the ministry of arts and culture.

Finally, Mthwethwa wrote on his twitter account that he is saddened by the passing on of Khombo.

“I am saddened to be joining the Xitsonga music community in bidding a final farewell to beloved Xitsonga & SATMA recipient Khombo Shirimani. I have no doubt that her passing leaves a gaping hole in our entertainment industry & the Xitsonga music scene. #RIPKhomboShirimani ”

Meanwhile the Department posted a tweet that- It is with deep sadness that we receive the devastating news of the passing on of award-winning Xitsonga musical sensation Khombo Shirimani, well-known for her angelic voice & her hit song Samson. We convey our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends & the Xitsonga community.

Khombo will be laid to rest this Saturday at Apostolic Faith Mission Church, Sweet Waters Assembly, Molefe Makinta Road, Eersterus, Pretoria from 7am. She passed on Monday after she was admitted in hospital last week.