Five celebrities we unexpectedly lost in 2016

The past year saw the passing of legends, from the likes of Gugu Zulu, Nyembezi Kunene as well as Mandoza.

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2016 saw the deaths of much-loved personalities, some sudden while others were shocking. From the sudden death of race driver Gugu Zulu, to the passing of Kwaito legend Mandoza, below is a round-up of five stars we lost in 2016.

1) In March, South Africa lost socialite and 3Sum member, Koyo Bala who died at a Cape Town hospital after losing the battle against anal and colorectal cancer. Bala was 37 years old at the time of his death.