Lady Du

Lady Du and Mpura Images via Instagram @ladydu_sa @mpura_mpura

Lady Du remembers her ‘brother’ Mpura and shares their last texts [photos]

Amapiano vocalist Lady Du shared the emotional last text messages with fellow industry mate and part-time collaborator Mpura.

Lady Du

Lady Du and Mpura Images via Instagram @ladydu_sa @mpura_mpura

The amapiano community suffered a devastating loss yesterday when musicians Mpura and Killer Kau tragically passed away in a car accident on Monday 9 August. 

Since the news hit social media of the amapiano stars’ passing, many of their industry mates took to social media to remember them, one of which was Lady Du.


The circumstances around Mpura and Killer Kau’s passing are still unclear, but it has been reported that the two musicians were involved in a tragic car accident. 

The two were reportedly on their way to a performance in Rustenburg, North West when the car accident happened. 

Social media was abuzz with videos of Mpura, Killer Kau and another occupant of the vehicle who also passed away, Khanya Hadebe. Many social media users have been sharing Mpura, Killer Kau and Khanya’s last videos from their Instagram accounts.


Lady Du took to Twitter early this morning, to apologise for passing out during her performance on Monday evening after hearing the tragic news about Mpura and Killer Kau.

She mentions that she tried to keep it together but unfortunately she broke down. 

“I don’t know how I’ll ever perform msebenzi wethu. I’m taking some time off! Thank you”.  

Umsebenzi Wethu is Lady Du’s collaboration with Mpura. The single rocked Mzansi and was one of the biggest singles in December 2020 and January this year.


In her last text messages with Mprua, the successful vocalist had asked him if he prays to which Mprua replied with “Kakhulu” which translates to “a lot” in Zulu. 

The two artists shared how proud of each other they were and ended off the first conversation expressing their love for each other. 

In the second screenshot Lady Du shares, the two artists were coordinating their outfits for an upcoming performance. 

The two were planning to surprise amapiano DJ, DBN Gogo with by performing on stage together during her set. 

“Our last text messages are what breaks me. My brother left me, we fought like siblings, we loved each other like siblings. We had soo much to do” Lady Du wrote.