Once upon a time, Ishmael Morabe was a hit in the South African music scene, but that is no longer the case

The musician, who was part of the 999 music label, is reportedly down-and-out and was spotted asking passersby at Pata Pata in Maboneng, for taxi money.

Sources close to the singer say he’s having a tough time, and that his musical career is fading.

“He shouldn’t have left Ghetto Ruff,” said the source.

“But now he’s pestering people for transport money and food, and you can see he looks very frail. He’s been in the music scene for more than 20 years, but has nothing to show for it.”

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“It’s true; when days are dark, friends are few. He is now rolling solo, no bling and no money – just him and his humbling reality. It’s so sad.”

Last month, Sunday Sun reported that King Of Kwaito Arthur Mafokate had called it quits in the music industry as he shut down his 999 music label and gave artists their clearances.

When reached by the Sunday Sun, Ismael failed to respond to SMSs.

Author: Team Talk