Siyanda Ndlovu
Digital Journalist
1 minute read
19 Apr 2022
10:19 pm

Songstress Lira suffers stroke in Germany

Siyanda Ndlovu

The singer is back in South Africa, undergoing treatment.

Picture: Instagram

Afro-pop songstress and writer Lerato “Lira” Molapo (44) has suffered a stroke while travelling in Germany, her management team confirmed in a brief statement on Tuesday.

“To Lira’s beloved fans, clients, and associates: As Lira’s family, we would like to take this opportunity to share some recent developments regarding Lira’s health. Lira recently traveled to Germany for performance but unfortunately suffered a stroke whilst there,” reads the statement.

“As a result, her ability to communicate, in particular, her speech, has been impacted.”

It said that Lira is currently back in South Africa and undergoing treatment, led by the “best medical team available”. 

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“Her medical team has advised that her journey to recovery will require patience and therefore, it is unlikely that she will be able to perform in the short term.

“That said, Lira is in good spirits and is surrounded by her loving family and close friends as she journeys towards a full recovery. “

Last month the musician joined forces with explorer and humanitarian Kingsley Holgate, and former rugby player Bryan Habana to deliver food packages to struggling South Africans.

The three along with Kingsley’s son, Ross Holgate, delivered food parcels to an early childhood development centre in Thembisa, Johannesburg.

Lira and Habana are Land Rover ambassador’s, along with the 76-year-old explorer.

“It’s a privilege to use my role as a Land Rover ambassador to give back, and I’m honoured to have joined Kingsley and his team for part of his latest expedition,” former Springbok player, Habana said on Monday.

Holgate aims to deliver at least 2 million meals in South Africa.