Veteran actress Abigail Kubeka says Mary Twala-Mhlongo was a dedicated and talented artist.
Twala-Mhlongo passed away on Saturday at the Parklane Hospital in Johannesburg at the age of 80.
Twala-Mhlongo had an extensive career in film and TV and was recently awarded The Order of Ikhamanga in Silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Order of Ikhamanga is awarded to South Africans who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, music, literature, journalism, and sport and is handed by the President of South Africa.
We have lost a unique talent and an endearing human being whose performances brought to life the meaning of being South African, and appealed to South Africans of all generations. We will miss her dearly. #RIPMaryTwala pic.twitter.com/uhuMe0yUWk
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) July 4, 2020
Kubeka says Twala-Mhongo always had a smile on her face and was always willing to help.
“She was gifted and she was humble, very humble. Easy to work with and always willing to help. She gave her all and always with a smile. Sizomkhumbula and all I want to say is that I want to give her a standing ovation for the work that she did and say, thank you my sister. Thank you for the work, thank you for the love,” says Kubeka.
My tree has fallen……..lala Ma pic.twitter.com/CjojR7k2uX
— somizi somGAGA (@somizi) July 4, 2020
In this video, veteran actor John Kani remembers the legendary actress :