Biography: Mpho Xaba is a South African engineer who was the fiancé of the late singer Zahara, whose real name was Bulelwa Mkutukana. Xaba and Zahara got engaged in March 2023, after six months of dating. They met through a mutual friend at a braai and fell in love.
Mpho Xaba And Zahara: The Proposal
Xaba proposed to Zahara on Friday, March 10, 2023, at her home in Johannesburg.
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He planned a surprise for her with the help of her assistant, Lisa, and her close family and friends. Xaba presented her with a customised ring worth R10,000 and asked her to marry him. Zahara said yes and shared the news on her Twitter account, writing “I said yes” with a ring emoji and a picture of them kissing.
Mpho Xaba The The Supportive Partner
Zahara described Xaba as a supportive, kind, and generous partner who stood by her side through thick and thin. She told Zimoja that he was her “generator” when other men were doing “load shedding” in her life. She also said that he encouraged her to pursue her dreams and supported her career as a singer. Xaba is reportedly a wealthy engineer who worked on various projects in South Africa. When Zahara fell ill, Xaba shouldered all hospital costs without complaining.
The Tragic Loss
Xaba and Zahara were looking forward to starting a family and tying the knot after completing their lobola negotiations. Xaba went on to pay lobola for Zahara on 12 November 2023. However, their plans shattered when Zahara passed away on December 11, 2023, after a short illness. She was admitted to the hospital in November with liver complications. She died at the age of 35, leaving behind her fiancé, her family, and her fans.
Xaba now clutches to the memories of his beloved Zahara, who was one of the most successful and talented singers in South Africa. She rose to fame with her debut album, Loliwe, in 2011, which sold over 100,000 copies in 19 days. She won multiple awards including South African Music Awards and Metro FM Awards. People loved Zahara her powerful voice, her inspirational lyrics, and her humble personality. She touched the lives of many people with her music and her spirit. She will be remembered as a national treasure and a musical icon.