Zanele 'Mazet' Maseko

Zanele 'Mazet' Maseko is a South African woman who was the lead songstress of the popular Afro-pop group Mina Nawe. She died of cardiovascular disease on 12 April 2020 after getting admitted on 05 April 2020 after complaining of a severe headache.

Her group Mina Nawe confirmed her death.

"It is with shattered hearts to announce that we've lost a big part of who we are as a band & family - our songstress Zanele 'Mazet' Maseko passed away this morning. We humbly ask for your support during this difficult time as we hold hands with her family, friends & colleagues."


Zanele 'Mazet' Maseko was 35 years old when she died on 12 April 2020.


Zanele was married to Owen Manda. Manda spoke glowingly of his wife's contribution to the music industry.

“Mazet was a beautiful soul. Her gorgeous smile will always be with us. She was a true believer of liberation of African artists in this tough industry. I would love for her life to be celebrated through growing the industry and opening opportunities for young, talented artists from the townships. She paved the way for other aspiring artists.”


Zanele's children are not yet known.


Mazet's mother Modiegi Masemola say she was shocked about her daughter's sudden death.

 "We had hoped she would fully recover as we knew she was strong and under the best care."

Mina Nawe

Her fellow band members Nkosinathi 'Carlo' Mpanza and Candid 'Manchild' Shaw are finishing an album and also are planning a tribute show which will feature most of their songs and new ones.

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Zanele 'Mazet' Maseko
First Name Zanele
Surname Maseko
Died 12th April, 2020
Home City Johannesburg, South Africa
Current City Johannesburg, South Africa