Tributes are pouring in on social media following the death of actor Mahlankga Charlie Maja. He was famously known for his role on  SABC 1 soapie, Skeem Saam, as Big Boy Mabitsela. The announcement of his death was made by Thobela FM on Thursday.

According to the post on Twitter, Maja died in the early hours of Thursday morning after a short illness.

Fellow actor Eric Macheru, who plays Leoto Maputla in the same soapie, also sent out his condolences.


#RIPCharlesMaja is currently trending on Twitter with other industry colleagues have thanking him for his contribution in the industry.

Fans of the soapie say the show will no longer be the same .