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World Cup singer Siphiwo Ntshebe dies: Your comments

Siphiwo Ntshebe
Nteshebe was chosen to perform at the World Cup opening ceremony

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".

BBC News website readers in Africa and around the world have been sending their comments about the singer.

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