Sello Thwala, Brenda Fassie’s producer said he believed that the pop star could have made over R30 million in her 21 year career. Fassie channelled out hit after hit during her recording days.
However after her death at a Sandton hospital in Johannesburg donations were made to cover her hospital bills and funeral costs meaning she died broke.
A trust fund which was set up soon after she was hospitalised raised atleast R250 000. In a bid to end her drug addiction and save herself, Fassie checked herself into the rehabilitation centre for atleast 30 times at a cost of R300 000.
Some money went down the drain when she bought six cars including a Mitsubishi Pajero worth R300 000 and a R250 000 BMW convertible. The Pajero is believed to have been seized by drug lords.
Twala said Brenda Fassie was careless and extravagant with money as she spent thousands on friends and drug lords.