September 24, 1957
Orlando West, Soweto
January 28, 2021 (aged 63)|
|Cause of death||Complications from Stroke|
University of Zululand|
University of the Witwatersrand
University of South Africa
|Years active||1977 - 2021|
|Spouse(s)||Siphiwe Khumalo (Divorced)|
Sibongile Khumalo (24 September 1957 - 28 January 2021) was a South African recording artist, academic, and lecturer. She was a daughter of a famous South African music teacher, Khabi Mngoma. Sibongile Khumalo broke into the professional music scene in 1992 in the twilight years of brutal apartheid regime that dominated and restricted black South Africans for 46 years.
Sibongile Khumalo is noted for debut performance in the 1992 Kippies Jazz International. In 1993 she won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Sibongile Khumalo went on to perform for then would be president, Nelson Mandela, on his 75th birthday in 1993 and again for him on his 1994 inauguration.
Sibongile Khumalo released her much heralded debut studio album, Ancient Evenings, in 1996. Her second studio album, Immortal Secrets was released in 2000 which was followed by Quest in 2002, Sibongile Khumalo in 2006, and her final studio album, Breath of Life in 2016.
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Sibongile Khumalo was a daughter of a famous South African music teacher, Khabi Mngoma. She married South African actor director, Siphiwe Khumalo, who died in 2005. At the time of Siphiwe Khumalo's death, they had already ended they marriage.
- The Presidency of South Africa, Sibongile Khumalo (1957 – 2021), 20 March 2021
- The Conversation, Sibongile Khumalo, the transformative singer who built an archive of South African classics, 20 March 2021
- The African Report, Sibongile Khumalo, voice of the new South Africa, dies at 63, 20 March 2021
- Sowetan LIVE, Sibongile Khumalo, voice of the new South Africa, dies at 63, 20 March 2021
- Daily Maverick, Sibongile Khumalo: A true diva departs the stage for the last time, 20 March 2021
- IOL, SA theatre stalwart dies after heart attack, 20 March 2021