The Botswana Government has joined others in mourning the death Sarona Motlhagodi popularly known as Sasa, a jazz musician who was born to Anna and Shyne Motlhagodi in 1993, Gaborone.

The fastest rising music talent in Botswana, the jazz singer Sasa Klaas, died in an air crash at a game reserve.

Sasa before her death went to preschool at Gaborone Montessori School and Rainbow Primary School to do her reception and standard 1. The family moved to Lobatse, where she continued at Crescent School from standard 2 up to standard 7.

She continued to Rainbow Secondary until she completed form 4. Thereafter, she continued her education in South Africa. After completing matric she was admitted to Limkokwing University of Creative Technology to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Digital Film and Television in May 2011. She was appointed the university ambassador.

Sasa then decided to end her studies in pursuit of her music career full time. She went on to become a television presenter on eBotswana. As she progressed in the music industry, she developed a solo project which she also turned into a clothing line, HADSAN.

Sasa was felf in the music industry when she released her hit single with Scar “A ke mo Khandeng”.

2015 she released “Mmamongwato” under Virgin Brew label. Her star continued to shine as she shared the stage with the likes of Rick Ross, HHP, Khuli Chana as well as Samantha Mogwe and Donald amongst many others.

In 2019 she relocated to South Africa where she co-hosted “Highly Inappropriate” with Phat Joe on Dstv. 2020 she returned home and continued to work on some collaborations.

With multitudes of fans, Sasa was a world class performer who gave her all to the arts. Her fans the ‘Klass mates’, will remember her resilence and ability to stand for herself.

Sasa was laid to rest this morning in Gaborone.

Rest in eternal peace Mama Slay!


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