The ANC has expressed sadness over the passing of Kwaito singer Anthony "Tsekeleke" Motaung who succumbed to diabetes on Tuesday night.
In a statement, the party's spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa described Motaung as an inimitable entertainer with a larger than life personality.
Kodwa said: "Tsekeleke formed part of the luminaries of the Kwaito generation, bursting into the scene with his hit song "Fatty Boom Boom". This song was a celebration and acceptance of his frame with all its societally imposed imperfections, speaking to millions of youth of the time struggling with self-identity and peer pressures issues. It sent a strong and much-needed message to young people embrace themselves in all their diversity."
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) took to Twitter to pay tribute to Motaung:
RIP Mixon "Tsekeleke" Tholo pic.twitter.com/PI3cyoYOFs— #EFFTurns4 (@EFFSouthAfrica) August 2, 2017
Motaung died at a Vosloorus hospital following a battle with diabetes.