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.

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.