You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

ANC mourns passing of ProKid

Eyewitness News logo Eyewitness News 2018-08-10 Reuters

a man wearing a hat: Linda Mkhize, better known as ProKid, has passed away. © Facebook. Linda Mkhize, better known as ProKid, has passed away. JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) has sent its condolences to the family friends and colleagues of the late South African hip-hop star Linda Mkhize, who was better known as ProKid.

Mkhize died on Wednesday night in Johannesburg after suffering a severe seizure while visiting friends.

Also read: 'ProKid inspired many young artists, South Africans'

Messages of condolences have been streaming in on social media from fans and those who worked with him in the hip-hop fraternity.

ProKid © Gallo Images ProKid

The ANC's Pule Mabe says: “The ANC mourns the passing of award-winning hip-hop artist Linda Mkhize. The African National Congress is shocked at the untimely passing of one of the most talented and celebrated artist, ever to emerge from South Africa.”

Also read: Sadness, shock & disbelief - SA responds to ProKid’s death

He has been described as an extraordinary rap artist who used his music to document South Africa's township culture.

His former colleague Sbusiso “DJ Sbu” Leope said he inspired many young artists and ordinary South Africans through his music.

People we lost in 2018 (Provided by MSN) 

More from Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News
Eyewitness News
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon