Tributes continue to pour in following the death of Limpopo- born seasoned playwright, veteran actor and retired radio broadcaster Mahuma Paul Rapetsoa.
His son Matome confirmed that the 70-year-old died in hospital in Polokwane on Tuesday.
Rapetsoa is well-known for his work in theatre and radio dramas on the SABC’s Thobela FM where he once headed the drama department.
We approach the end of 2020 with heavy hearts!
Rest In Peace Bra Paul, you will forever be remembered and sorely missed❤️
We keep his family in our prayers! pic.twitter.com/ia3Kvrg0K8
— OFFICIAL Skeem Saam 9 (@SkeemSaam3) December 29, 2020
He was currently featured on the SABC 1 soapie Skeem Saam.
Rapetsoa is regarded as the father of township theatre in Limpopo after producing, directing and starring in several stage plays in a career that spanned over four decades.
He also mentored some of the country’s best actors from the province, including late Skeem Saam actor Charles Maja, who died in April, as well as Thobela FM presenter and actor Sebasa Mogale.
Some of Rapetsoa’s popular works include the stage play “Get Down” and “My Pride”.
He also founded the Paul Rapetsoa Institute of Dramatic Arts.
Below are some of the tributes:
The Paul Rapetsoa Institution of Dramatic Arts (PRIDA) in Polokwane has confirmed the passing of Mr Paul Mahuma Rapetsoa well known as “Malome Josias” on popular South African soap opera Skeem Saam.
May his soul Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/PUsHqtlo9R
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) December 30, 2020
The legendary, storyteller, writer, king of the airwaves, Ntate Mahuma Paul Rapetsoa passed on…💔 2020 taking as much as it can before bowing out.
— Rami Chuene🌈🏳️🌈 (@ramichuene) December 29, 2020
I’m saddened by the passing of one the great son of soil, Ntate Mahuma Paul Rapetsoa. Good night Sir. May your soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/B7fKzKsh26
— #KeepHopeAlive 🇿🇦🇧🇼 (@JanuaryThabang) December 30, 2020
— Aaron Moloisi (@aaronmoloisi) December 30, 2020
— 👑 EMILY T👑 (@emily_teffoM) December 30, 2020