Who was Killer Kau, what happened to him?
Sakhile Hlatshwayo, best known as Killer Kau was an award-winning rapper, dancer and producer who was born in Soweto on 5th July 1998.
The young star who always had a passion for music from a young age and sang in his church choirs rose to fame in 2017 after he posted a video of himself singing Tholukuthi Hey. The video went viral and caught the attention of DJ Euphonik who was impressed by Killer Kau’s talent, invited him to the studio and helped him record his first hit song and launch his career as a professional musician.
Despite having a very promising career, death chose to handpick Killer Kau at the peak of his youth and growth on 9th August 2021, just one month after celebrating his 23rd birthday.
The artist was on his way to a gig in Rustenburg, North West when the car he was travelling in got involved in a tragic crash that saw him and his best friend and Amapiano artist- Mpura dead as well as upcoming artists Khanya “The Voice” Hadebe, DJ Thando Tot and TD who were all travelling together.
The late Killer Kau was laid to rest on 15th August 2021 in his hometown.
Who was Killer Kau’s girlfriend?
The late Killer Kau’s girlfriend was a beautiful young lady called Olwethu Mkhwanazi. The two were very private about their relationship while Killer Kau was alive and they both rarely shared pictures of each other, or of them together on social media.
The only time that we got a glimpse of Killer Kau’s girlfriend on his social media was when he posted a picture of the two of them together in a loving embrace on his 23rd birthday and even then her face was hidden from the camera and he didn’t tag her or mention her name.
After Killer Kau’s untimely demise and South Africa mourned his death, the loss hit the people who were closest to him including his girlfriend.
Olwethu Mkhwanazi took to Instagram to post an emotional tribute to her late boyfriend saying there was no greater pain than the pain she felt that day and that it felt like her heart had been ripped out of her chest. She also shared a video montage of the two sharing special moments together and it was just heartbreaking.
We hope that she together with all those who were deeply affected by the loss of the Amapiano musician heal.
Is Killer Kau’s girlfriend still single?
Five months after Killer Kau’s death, his girlfriend sparked an online debate after she revealed that she would always love and miss Killer Kau but that was ready to move on.
While half of the internet bashed her for moving on too quickly, the other half supported her move saying that she was still young and after all, she had only been Killer Kau’s girlfriend and not his wife.
Despite her announcing that she was ready to move on, it appears that Olwethu might still be taking her time and she is working on herself, she recently graduated from the University.
On 2022 Valentine’s day, she took to Instagram to commemorate the last Valentine’s they had shared together and along with a picture of them together, she left the caption: “14.02.2021 – my forever valentine.”
Did Killer Kau have any children?
At the time of his death, Killer Kau did not have any children at least according to public records. He was born in a family of five and he left behind four siblings.
May his soul continue resting well.