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Amapiano artist Killer Kau at Cotton festival. Image via Twitter @MTVBaseSouth

Tragedy haunts Killer Kau family: Mother, brother also died in car crashes

Watch the video of Killer Kau’s uncle revealing that his mother and brother also passed away from fatal car accidents.

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Amapiano artist Killer Kau at Cotton festival. Image via Twitter @MTVBaseSouth

Family and friends laid amapiano musician Sakhile “Killer Kau” Makhubuhim to rest on Sunday 15 August and paid their last respects after he died in a car accident on 7 August.

His uncle Remember Khumalo told mourners that the family was devastated because the amapiano star’s mother and brother also passed away in fatal car accidents.

“What hurts me the most is how Sakhile’s mother passed away. It was terrible. It happened again when his brother died in an accident.

“I thought they would try to break the cycle so it doesn’t happen again in the family.

“Today, we are seeing it again. Why it keeps happening in the family, I don’t know.”


Makhubu’s eldest sister, Gugulethu, said her brother’s departure was the hardest thing she’s ever gone through.

She said Makhubu lived his life to the fullest and lived each day like it was his last. 

The star’s sister also told mourners that she was proud of her brother for everything he’s accomplished in his young life.

His aunt Nelisiwe said the star began singing at church from a young age and pursued music straight after matric.

“I told him if he shows me his Grade 12 certificate, I will let him sing. He passed Grade 12 and I told him he could continue pursuing his dreams.”

His sister Xolisile Makhubu’s said she was proud to call the amapiano star her brother and that she was grateful to have been a part of his journey.

Makhubu’s sister also said his death felt unreal and that she still had high hopes that she would hear his loud voice whenever they came back from your gigs.

“I don’t think I will get used to this pain because I can already feel your absence. Until we meet again.”

The late amapiano star is survived by his father, grandmother, stepmother, three sisters, three brothers, and niece and nephew.

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