Betusile Mcinga was a South African gospel singer and songwriter who left an indelible mark on the country’s music industry. With a passion for spreading the word of God through music, Mcinga rose to fame with his heartfelt and powerful performances, touching the hearts of many.

Early Life and Career

Betusile Mcinga was born on November 25, 1982, in King William’s Town, a town located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. He grew up in a family that was deeply rooted in music, with his mother and father both being choir directors in their respective churches.

Mcinga’s love for music was evident from a young age, and he began singing in church at the age of five. As he grew older, he honed his skills and started writing his own music. In 2004, he released his debut album, “Zundithwale,” which was well received by audiences and earned him his first award for Best Gospel Newcomer at the South African Music Awards.

Over the years, Mcinga continued to release hit after hit, becoming a household name in the gospel music scene in South Africa. He collaborated with other artists and performed on numerous stages, both nationally and internationally.

Personal Life and Legacy

In addition to his music career, Mcinga was also a family man. He was married to his wife, Noxolo, and together, they had three children. Mcinga’s untimely passing on March 3, 2021, at the age of 38, was a shock to many of his fans and the music industry at large.

Mcinga’s legacy, however, lives on through his music, which continues to inspire and uplift many people. His songs, such as “Itarhu Lakho,” “Unamandla,” and “Baba Ngiyavuma,” are timeless classics that have touched the hearts of many and will continue to do so for generations to come.

In recognition of his contributions to the music industry, Mcinga posthumously won the Best Gospel Album award at the 27th South African Music Awards in August 2021 for his album “Amandla Akho.”


Betusile Mcinga was a gifted singer and songwriter who used his talents to spread a message of hope and love. His music touched the hearts of many and continues to inspire people today. His legacy is a testament to the power of music and its ability to bring people together, regardless of their differences. Betusile Mcinga may be gone, but his music and spirit will live on forever.

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