“I don’t know what to say and I can’t explain how I feel, he died in my arms,” she said.
“I tried to wake him up many times he did not respond, we were rushing him to hospital,” she sobbed, according to SowetanLive.
Although things were sour between the lovers, Tina was still living with Mkwaiwa and taking care of him.
Mkwaiwa died on his way to seek medical treatment after complaining of a high fever on Sunday.
They were on the verge of divorcing.
Some of his followers said despite his wayward behavior, they will miss him.
Unconfirmed reports are he could be buried in Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, the MEC for arts in Gauteng Mme Bopape has also sent condolences to Top Billing presenter Simba Mbere, musician Bojo Mojo and Mkwaiwa, families and friends.