ANTHONY MOTAUNG, popularly known as Fatty Boom Boom, or Tsekeleke, was a smooth dancer. Whenever he took to the stage, people would be happy and when he left, they would beg for more. BUT THE MUSICIAN IS NO MORE.
The death of kwaito musician Anthony “Tsekeleke” Motaung caught the entertainment industry by surprise.
After the news broke, the SunTeam spoke to some of his friends and colleagues.
Mahoota, who produced his first album, Fattis and Monis with Spikiri, said they were both still shocked.
Mahoota said Tsekeleke was a sweet man who never held grudges.
“He was one of the most humble people I have ever met.
“He was a peacemaker who enjoyed seeing people laugh.”
He said he enjoyed working with Tsekeleke and that they would miss him.
Mahoota described the musician as a positive person who looked for solutions and never focused on problems.
“I remember when we went to Swaziland to perform.
“We announced we were with Tsekeleke and the crowd started going crazy and chanting his name. He was big in Swaziland.”
Mahoota said he and others from Kalawa Jazmee Records would visit his family.
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa sent his condolences to Tsekeleke’s friends and family on Twitter.
Actress Rami Chuene said: “Sending love and strength to the family of Tsekeleke during this sad and trying time. Rest in peace, Tsekeleke.”
Mazwi Mfeka wrote: “South African kwaito icon Tsekeleke has passed away.
“May his soul rest in peace.”
Pele Feela said: “I remember last year when he found out his leg had to be amputated.
“Tsekeleke said he would rather die.”