The fashion industry is mourning the passing of renowned fashion designer Quiteria Kekana has sadly died after a battle with cancer. Quiteria, 38, was the creative designer at Lord Quiteria passed away on Sunday in his home in Melville.
“It is with profound regret and sadness that the Kekana family confirm the untimely passing of international fashion designer, son, father and brother Lebogang Quiteria Kekana, 38, after a short battle with cancer. Quiteria sadly passed away on April 17 2022 at his Melville home.”
Talented singer/songwriter Makhadzi, who was very close with Quiteria, has broken her silence over her friend’s passing.
“I am heart broken about your passing @quiteria kekana . You were the only person I trusted when it comes of sharing my personal issues.”
Makhadzi recalls a time in her life when she was going through the most and he reached out to her.
“I remember 2019 I was broken alot was happening in my life I lost lot of thing including my relationship.
You sent me a DM to come to your workshop so we can start working together , when I arrive to your workshop they were lot of celebrity people ,and I remained in my car waiting for people to Go , just because I thought people will judge me and maybe can see in my face that iam going through a lot,” she continues.
“You then came to my car and ask why den I cried and explained , the only thing that I stl remember on that day , is you said: I CALLED YOU BECAUSE OF I WORK WITH QUEENS AND I WANT YOU TO OWN YOUR THRONE , HOW ARE YOU GOING TO OWN YOUR THRONE CRYING FOR THINGS THAT YOU CAN NOT CHANGE.”
Quiteria’s words warmed Makhadzi’s heart and she holds them close to her heart to this day.
“I WANT EVERYONE WHO TOOK YOU FOR GRANTED TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE A QUEEN , BUT YOU LACK A DESIGHNER , ALLOW ME TO BE YOUR STYLIST …
“NOT FORGETTING THAT YOU ARE FISRT SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGNER TO DRESS BEYONCE IN 2018 during global citizen.”
She adds that during the lockdown everyone was talking about her because of him. “I was slaying because of you , my lockdown performance I was slaying with beatiful costumes because of you . Thank you God for bringing quie in my life MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE,” she posted.