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.
#Mahlakung e wele ka mahlong. Moraloki wa tshwantshetso tsweledi ya Mahlakung o robetše boroko bjo bogolo. Mahlankga Charlie Maja, Bra Tick, ga a sale gona, o robetše mesong ya lehono, morago ga bolwetši bjo bo kopana. Robala ka kgotso! pic.twitter.com/jOs06wMWvw
— Thobela FM: Mengwaga ye #60ReFiša🔥 (@ThobelaFMYaka) April 9, 2020
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.
You may be gone for now but you live forever in our memories and in our hearts.
Thank you so much for who you were, we love you and we wish you a peaceful sleep.
RIP Charles BIG BOY Maja. Our family will never be the same again! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/TuOVYMNUF6
— Skeem Saam 8 (@SkeemSaam3) April 9, 2020
— Aaron Moloisi (@aaronmoloisi) April 9, 2020
Fans of the soapie say the show will no longer be the same .
— A Tortured Soul ♥ (@julius_thamana) April 9, 2020
May your soul rest in power BigBoy.
— Madzenga (@NMadzenga) April 9, 2020