The funeral service for veteran actress, Nomhle Nkonyeni will be held on Friday at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton in Port Elizabeth.

The 77-year-old actress died last week after a short illness.

Nkonyeni appeared in numerous television productions. She served in the arts industry for more than 50 years.

Nkonyeni, also known as Mama Mfethu, was born in New Brighton in 1942.

She cut her teeth in acting through the Serpent Players Project alongside actors such as John Kani and Winston Ntshona where she participated in a number of theatre projects.

The veteran actress also featured in TV productions such as Iyawa nguDan, Gazlam, Generations, Igazi and Scandal.

Earlier this year, she was honoured with a National Order of Ikhamanga in Silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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