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3Sum member Koyo Bala has died

By Sowetan LIVE | 2016-03-07 11:33:08.0 | COMMENTS [ 157 ]

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The musician surrendered to a battle with cancer this morning at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town.

In the recent past Bala has staged a brave fight against cancer and had been diagnosed HIV positive.

Speaking for the family longtime friend and housemate Ephraim "Ephymol" Molingoana told Sowetan Live that Bala always kept a positive outlook and remained strong throughout his illness.

"We are devastated and in state of disbelief," he said.

The flamboyant 37-year-old was a member of 'bubblegum pop' group 3Sum along with Jeff Moyo and Amstel Maboa. Bala had hinted at a comeback to the music scene when he posted a picture in studio captioned "Let's go back to the beat".

Maboa is now the only remaining member of the group as Bala’s death follows that of Jeff Moyo who was laid to rest in 2010.


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2016-03-07 11:36:46.0 | 1 replies


shame poor soul...RIP...Amstel only one left...

2016-03-07 12:04:50.0 | 3 replies


Now it's no longer 3sum it's 1sum. RIP

2016-03-07 12:13:42.0 | 1 replies


strength in Amstel beer

2016-03-07 12:21:12.0 | 1 replies


Yintoni le ixitywe ngulomtu osemva kwi Pic 2

2016-03-07 12:32:57.0 | 1 replies


lol...ekse, yindoda leya mfethu...don't look at that sh^t

2016-03-07 12:41:59.0 | 1 replies
2016-03-07 13:16:05.0 | 1 replies

DeCock111 thing uzothi ucute lamntana...eishhhhhh

2016-03-07 13:22:49.0 | 0 replies


shame, they ate him, now he's gone.

2016-03-07 12:25:15.0 | 0 replies
2016-03-07 20:25:04.0 | 0 replies


PHAMUKATI!! Safela sechaba ka thwatsi!!

2016-03-07 11:36:47.0 | 1 replies


o thought this guy long died anyway ZRip

2016-03-07 11:44:51.0 | 0 replies


HIV is a challenge in this country. RIP.

2016-03-07 11:38:48.0 | 0 replies


RIP Koyo. "Re bafeti letatsheng lena...."

2016-03-07 11:38:59.0 | 1 replies


I see he was also XHOSA!! Why was he in Cape Town? Ekapa do you know anything about what he was doing in your vicinity?

2016-03-07 11:55:43.0 | 2 replies


@Tehadra, did u notice that @sowetan took out our comments on gotshisa kwaai if a man was at the age of having babies but he did not?

2016-03-07 12:14:51.0 | 1 replies


LOL! I didn't ! they are actively monitoring US this people!! LOL

2016-03-07 12:22:43.0 | 1 replies


@Teha, fela nnete ke nnete. O be a le mo stage sagore a ka ba le ngwana, but yena had his choice.

2016-03-07 12:28:37.0 | 1 replies


How do you make a child if you keep on dumping your load in wrong holes? LOL

2016-03-07 12:30:37.0 | 1 replies
2016-03-07 13:46:42.0 | 0 replies


He's original from there, he was born in Gugulethu.

2016-03-07 12:24:12.0 | 1 replies


I guess that's where ke met up with Ekapa! now he wanted to die in his ARMS!! that would explain why @Galfrend is no longer in good terms with @ekapa!

2016-03-07 12:31:38.0 | 1 replies


mxm uyahlanya wena.. Galfrend she is with Whizz

2016-03-07 12:35:12.0 | 1 replies


And you are with? Or rather were with?

2016-03-07 12:45:10.0 | 1 replies


im with SimpleGirl

2016-03-07 12:46:30.0 | 2 replies


Now that Kolo is gone?

2016-03-07 12:59:40.0 | 0 replies

DeCock111 away from simple girl...I will not allow you to make her your rebound since Gelfrend left you for that boy Whiz

2016-03-07 13:03:50.0 | 1 replies


DeCock dont say it oko oko kaloku,, nwe nwe Galfrend left you for Whizz nwe nwe Galfrend left you.. FOKOF!!

2016-03-07 13:37:22.0 | 1 replies


lol...oooh yihla ntozikabawo...uphoxwe yi cherry ehamba nge A3 kwaksasa...izinto azihambi

2016-03-07 13:42:05.0 | 1 replies


Our relationship with SimpleGirl is good, what more do i want?

2016-03-07 13:49:47.0 | 0 replies


Gayness led to this high risk of HIV but shame man. May your soul rest in peace.

2016-03-07 11:39:07.0 | 1 replies


How do you know he was gay? Was he your boyfriend. Poor Lelik my condolences.

2016-03-07 11:54:11.0 | 1 replies


@indian-cool, you are way back in the syllabus, it is a known fact that he was gay. Move from that preface and get to chapter one

2016-03-07 12:03:28.0 | 1 replies


Thanks for returning me.

2016-03-07 12:22:19.0 | 0 replies


Lanevus is going to take compassion leave tomorrow!

2016-03-07 11:39:17.0 | 1 replies
2016-03-07 11:40:12.0 | 1 replies


How is WORK so far, Lavo? I want to surprise you with a lil something from my heart for LUNCH!!

2016-03-07 11:48:02.0 | 2 replies


more like a lil something from your zipper sfeebe,pasop myakazo womdidi u ya landela next week.

2016-03-07 11:56:21.0 | 1 replies


Condolences my friend! i know your heart is BLEEDING! O tla fola homme!! This too shall PASS!

2016-03-07 12:01:53.0 | 1 replies
2016-03-07 12:05:57.0 | 1 replies


stop hiding behind my back ke tla phinya stjuzana ke wena

2016-03-07 12:39:46.0 | 0 replies


Monday things

2016-03-07 12:08:29.0 | 1 replies


I can make the day tolerable by sending you HEART THINGS!!

2016-03-07 12:23:43.0 | 0 replies


3Sum. what a name. our kids will think ke porn they are talking about.sies

2016-03-07 11:42:05.0 | 2 replies


Why do you have to talk about this gay nonsense with your kids?

2016-03-07 11:43:58.0 | 2 replies

DeCock111 nooooooooo

2016-03-07 12:09:25.0 | 0 replies


LOL Venda our kids our way too forward man, just the term 3Sum.

2016-03-07 12:11:49.0 | 0 replies


lule speak for your own self and your own kids. Bunch of perverts, watching porn. with your kids nogal.

2016-03-07 11:46:53.0 | 2 replies

DeCock111 gents

2016-03-07 12:09:01.0 | 0 replies


you an @ss hole, you reading skills are so pathetic. why would i speak for a moron like you. Our excluding dump@ss like you.

2016-03-07 12:10:13.0 | 1 replies


Its not my reading skills a problem here, but your thinking skills, I mean why would you watch porn with your kids.Lol

2016-03-07 12:18:43.0 | 2 replies


Hey wena kwedin, leave my friend alone hau

2016-03-07 12:39:48.0 | 1 replies


kwedin lidiza iskhwebu sombona.

2016-03-07 12:54:07.0 | 0 replies


i never mentioned watching porn, i said 3Sum is a term that is related with pron,of which our kids of today can easily relate to that....What kind of a father will i be watching pron with kids mara.

2016-03-07 12:41:33.0 | 1 replies


Then why is it that when YOUR kids hear the term, "3sum" they think porn. Other normal kids if they hear same words they think of 3 eet sum mor buiscuits.

2016-03-07 12:50:50.0 | 2 replies


LOL. My kids would definitely think it is something to do with MATHS. sum of three squares

2016-03-07 13:01:46.0 | 0 replies

DeCock111 Nyaniso uthini eet sum more

2016-03-07 13:05:13.0 | 1 replies


hahaha InyanisO lol how lod are kids that they relate to those eet sum mor biscuits

2016-03-07 13:32:17.0 | 0 replies


Ahambe kahle

2016-03-07 11:42:42.0 | 0 replies


Shame man, may your soul rest in peace

2016-03-07 11:43:51.0 | 0 replies


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2016-03-07 11:44:49.0 | 0 replies


rip Koyo death don't be proud!

2016-03-07 11:45:04.0 | 2 replies


Babes, did you get the flowers?

2016-03-07 11:45:57.0 | 1 replies


eish yeah I saw the sterms the goats ate the flowers, the postman left them at the door. what kind of flowers were they babes?

2016-03-07 15:48:24.0 | 0 replies


Lindsay can i be your REAl Koyo

2016-03-07 11:46:25.0 | 0 replies