Motion on the Passing of Veteran Kwaito Musician and Trompies Member Mojalefa Matsane


The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House


  1. notes with sadness the passing on of the veteran kwaito musician Mojalefa Emmanuel 'Mjokes’ Matsane, a member of the Trompies music group, on Sunday 23rd May 2021 in a car accident;

  2. acknowledges that Mjokes is one fifth of the popular and much-loved kwaito pioneers Trompies which played a huge role in shaping the kwaito music industry in SA;

  3. remembers that Trompies began making music in 1990 and released their debut album Sigiya Ngengoma in 1995;

  4. recalls that he, together with his friends started Kalawa Jazmee music company which has gone on to produce superstars such as Boomshaka, Mafikizolo and others; and

  5. conveys condolences to his family, loved ones and colleagues in the music industry.