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.


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: