Reggie Matlaila

Celeb fashion designer Reggie Matlaila has died. Image via @reggistared/Instagram

RIP: Celeb fashion designer Reggie Matlaila has died

Reggie Matlaila (Molamu) has previously dressed celebrities such as Zahara, Cici, Jessica Nkosi and Zikhona Sodlaka.

Reggie Matlaila

Celeb fashion designer Reggie Matlaila has died. Image via @reggistared/Instagram

Tributes are pouring in following the passing of fashion designer to the stars Reginald “Reggie” Matlaila (Molamu) at the age of 43.

The designer, through his fashion line Reggistared, has dressed celebrities such as Zikhona Sodlaka, Jessica Nkosi, Zahara and Cici.

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According to Drum, Reggie’s sister Mangi Molamu confirmed his passing. She revealed that he fell ill on Monday 23 October and left Johannesburg to go home to Mokopane, Polokwane.

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“You know when you are not feeling well, sometimes you want to be home. I guess that is the case,” she says. 

“He was feeling ill and he didn’t suffer for long but he must have felt something. He came home on Monday and died on the 29th,” she adds. 

“It is truly sad, we will miss him for his kind heart and loving nature. At the moment we are still coming to terms with everything before we announce the funeral arrangements. But we thank everyone for the support.”

In a statement, Reggie’s family said he will be dearly missed for his love, laughter, and generosity.


Although a celebrity fashion designer, Reggie was self-taught. His love for the fashion industry developed after he struggled to find work after he graduated with a diploma from the University of Johannesburg in interior design.

In his early years as a designer, Reggie was part of the RjKay duo along with designer Paledi Segapo of Palse Homme.

Paying tribute to Reggie on her Instagram stories, The Wife actress Zikhona Sodlaka wrote: ” Life is extremely unpredictable. Love hard. And live. That’s what you did, my friend.”

Image via @zikhonasodlaka/Instagram