Tebello Tibz Motsoane, HHP

Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane’s mother died just months after her son. image via Twitter @MyopinionZA

RIP: Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane’s mom dies months after only son

Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane,’s mom died recently. She was buried over the weekend. This comes just a few months after her only child was killed.

Tebello Tibz Motsoane, HHP

Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane’s mother died just months after her son. image via Twitter @MyopinionZA

Ryhab Niniwe Motsoane, the mother of the late celebrity chef Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane passed away at the age of 77 on 5 October and was buried over the weekend, Zalebs reported.


According to the publication, Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane was his mother’s only child. Sources speaking to the publication were reported to have shared that Ryhab Niniwe Motsoane had not been well since her son died earlier this year.

The celebrity chef was gunned down alongside slain rapper AKA – real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes in Durban on 10 February. Although the long-term friends were not travelling together that weekend, they had coincidentally bumped into each other outside Wish restaurant and embraced each other moments before they were shot at close range by an unknown gunman in what was alleged to be a plot to kill the rapper.

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It has been over eight months since the media personalities were laid to rest and no arrests have been made. Minister of Police, Bheki Cele has spoken out and shared that the getaway cars, cellphone belonging to suspects, as well as the gun used in the murders, have all been collected. Cele urged fans to allow the officials to continue doing their job and not to interrupt the ongoing investigation.

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Tebello Tibz Motsoane
Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane and AKA were killed in Durban on 10 February. Image via Instagram @akaworldwide/tebello.motsoane


“Mamphintsa’s mom followed him soon after his death, and she has done the same. Just shows how hard it is for a parent to lose their only child. May her soul RIP. Hope Criminals realise that when they kill one person, they also kill his family, the community, and the country,” @Zikode9b commented.

“She’s going to be with her son, RIP MAMA,” @elvee_T said.

“She died not knowing who killed her son… her heart was heavy,” @pinkdoll_love wrote.

“May her soul RIP it’s so sad she never had any conclusion on the death of her son,” @ladyhuneebee replied.

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