The future for award-winning Afro-pop group Mafikizolo hangs in the balance after the fatal shooting Saturday (Feb. 14) of member Tebogo Madingoane.

The future for award-winning Afro-pop group Mafikizolo hangs in the balance after the fatal shooting Saturday (Feb. 14) of member Tebogo Madingoane. The incident took place in the township of Soweto, Johannesburg, after Madingoane allegedly had an altercation with another driver. South African police have arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the singer's death.

Considered one of the biggest stars in the domestic music industry, Mafikizolo's other members are Nonhlanhla Mafu, who is currently pregnant, and Theo Kgonsikwe. All three take lead vocal duties on their recordings.

Mafikizolo has released two albums, 2002's "Sibgongile" and last year's "Kwela," both of which are issued by Sony South Africa/Kalawa Jazzmee Records. The former record went multi-platinum, according to Sony SA.

Mafikizolo has won numerous awards in their home country. At the 2003 South African Music Awards (SAMAs), the band took best African pop and best group honors, and it also picked up the best African pop, best album and best group trophies at the Metro FM Music Awards last year.

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