Last Updated on November 27, 2023, 7:59 am
South Africa: Slam Poet Siyabonga Mpungose mourns his brother, Scelo Mpungose.
Scelo Mpungose, a renowned poet from South Africa, tragically lost his life in a fatal crash on Sunday morning, November 26, 2023. He was the brother of a well-known slam poet, Siyabonga Mpungose. The sad news of his untimely passing was confirmed through a Facebook post by his bereaved family. The post read as,
“As the Mpungose family, we are saddened to announce the passing of Scelo Mpungose, who passed away yesterday morning due to a car accident. Scelo was on his way to work when he lost control of the vehicle. He passed shortly after being admitted to the hospital.” The stamen continues, “May your soul rest in eternal peace, mfowethu (brother). Silimele singo Gawozi (we are injured in Gawozi)
The family also expressed their gratitude for the support the online community has given him. They also mentioned that Scelo’s funeral arrangements will be communicated through his brother Siyabonga’s Facebook page, Siyabonga Inbongi Mpungose Page.
Who was Scelo Mpungose?
Scelo Mpungose was a young poet from Mpophomeni, South Africa, sharing the same humble roots and beginning as his brother, Siyabonga Mpungose, also a renowned poet. Scelo lived every day of his life to the fullest. His limitless talent in poetry had made him a beloved figure in the community. Blending his experiences, rich cultural background, and unique views, he crafted poems that resonated with his audiences.
African traditions profoundly influenced his work. He had the unique ability to mould complex emotions and weave them into the tapestry of traditional and modern ideas and striking words to create a masterpiece that won the hearts of his listeners. His legacy will live on in the timeless poems he created. His poems were mesmerizing as well as thought-provoking. He proved his poetic prowess by combining personal stories of love, loss, identity, and humour with captivating themes and authentic style.
What happened to Scelo Mpungose?
He was involved in a fatal accident on his way to work on Sunday, November 26, 2023. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment, but despite the best efforts of medical personnel, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away. His tragic death has left family and friends wrapped in profound grief and the literary community mourning. His untimely death has robbed the world of a gifted poet. His family will provide details of his funeral arrangements in the coming days.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fans. May he rest in peace.
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