World Cup singer Siphiwo Ntshebe dies: Your comments
- 27 May 2010
- From the section Entertainment & Arts
Siphiwo Ntshebe, the South African opera singer chosen by Nelson Mandela to perform at the World Cup opening ceremony, has died from meningitis.
He was due to perform his new track Hope at the opening ceremony in Johannesburg on June 11.
Ntshebe, who studied at London's Royal College of Music between 2004 and 2007, had performed throughout Europe. Mr Mandela had previously praised the tenor as "a young South African with so much talent that has, despite challenges of the past, chosen to work hard at a better future".