Rising star, 27, dies in helicopter crash

Rising star, 27, dies in helicopter crash


norman lebrecht

March 10, 2021

The fastest rising music talent in Botswana, the jazz singer Sasa Klaas, has died in an air crash at a game reserve.

Daughter of the politician Anna Mokgethi, Sasa had her own television show in South Africa and was destined for greater things.

Botswana Musicians Union boss Pagson Ntsie said: ‘This was a sudden shock to the entire music industry. She was a pride to the Botswana music industry, her passing is a great loss. Sasa Klaas has inspired a lot of Batswana youngsters, especially the girl child. She was a great competitor both locally and internationally.’