South Africa mourns opera diva, 50

South Africa mourns opera diva, 50


norman lebrecht

July 09, 2020

There has been an outpouring of tributes for Pinkie Mtshali, a singer and impresario who has died at 50 of an unknown cause.

Trained as an opera singer, she formed the Durban Divas, a group which looked after all aspects of stage production. She also starred at the Durban International Film festival, where she played several characters in the movie ‘The Sunflower.’ She won national awards for her role as Mrs Matshinga in ABBA MANIACS, a show that toured South Africa for three years.



  • Alexander says:

    Could be perhaps from the known cause of weighing over 500 kilo… just my opinion, of course