Gee Six Five has died after testing positive for Covid-19
The #ObaniLababantu hit maker from Newcastle passed on in the early hours of Wednesday morning after testing positive for Covid-19.
The news about the musician was shared by her communication specialist niece, Sbu Mpungose on Twitter. “My beloved aunt, MumNcane who many of you know as #GeeSixFive is no more. She displayed leadership throughout her life, was the epitome of fearlessness & inspired many with her single #ObaniLababantu ,” said Mpungose in a tweet.
In a statement released, it was mentioned that Selepe had been in self-isolation following Covid-19 results.
“Mrs Selepe passed away today in Durban where she had been self-isolating under the watch of family after receiving a positive diagnosis for Covid-19 on Monday” read the statement.
Gee Six Five recently topped South Africa’s download charts with the hit single, Obani Lababantu and took social media by storm.
“Her love for music began while training at a teachers’ college and she went on to be a highly decorated choir conductor performing in both regional and national competitions,” further read the statement.
The 65-year old had always maintained that she was going to be a one hit wonder and wanted to encourage others to chase their dreams, irrespective of age.
The former school teacher who obtained her master’s degree at the age of 63 in 2018 was also busy with her doctoral studies in education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Leletu Xamba described Selepe as an inspirational example and that it is possible top achieve anything under any circumstances.
“The fact that she obtained her master’s degree at the age of 63, released a hit song at the age of 65 shows that indeed dreams delayed are not dreams denied,” said Xamba.