By Tamlyn Canham
Lebani ‘Rasta’ Sirenje has paid tribute to an “amapiano giant”.
The celebrity painter visited the family of Sakhile ‘Killer Kau’ Hlatshwayo to present them with a portrait of the star.
Killer Kau was killed in a head-on collision in Rustenburg, North West.
“In loving memory of Sakhile Makhubo Hlatshwayo Killer Kau. I went to go honour the Amapiano Giant and the family accepted the portrait,” Rasta writes on Twitter.
— Rasta The Artist (@RastaArtist) August 16, 2021
Unlike many of Rasta’s paintings, the majority of Twitter users thought he did a good job.
“My hero, I am proud of you. Outstanding piece of art,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another tweep joked: “You see what happens when you don’t smoke before you work?”
A third commented: “All his other drawings need herbal life.”
You see what happens when you don’t smoke before you work? pic.twitter.com/4crVQBK0S8
— Jeso mtaka Nkulunkulu (@Jeso39088359) August 16, 2021
Crash victims laid to rest
Killer Kau was laid to rest on Sunday. His family and friends remembered him as a multi-talented star.
The funeral service of Mongezi ‘MPURA’ Stuurman, who was also killed in the crash, took place on Tuesday, August 17.
A memorial service was held for Killer Kau, Mpura, The Voice, Thando Tot, and TD shortly after the accident.
Scores of people also took to social media to pay their respects.
“I hope this teaches us to appreciate South African creatives to the fullest. These guys were giving their all in entertainment,” one Twitter user wrote.
I hope this teaches us to appreciate South African creatives to the fullest. These guys were giving their all in entertainment. pic.twitter.com/EN0kkHzTsH
— Sis Joy 🇿🇦 (@SisLoveJoy) August 11, 2021
Main image credit: Twitter/@RastaArtist