Tributes are pouring in for late veteran actor, Menzi Ngubane.
Ngubane passed away on Saturday and had been battling ill health for years now.
I have just lost a friend who welcomed me in Jhb in 1993 and moved into my flat in Berea to stay with me full time. I have lost a TV coach, passionate music lover, a real Buccaneer and someone we shared and exchanged clothes with. I loved this man, Ngubs💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/8G8lYg0wHL
— putco mafani (@PutcoMafani) March 13, 2021
Ngubane, aged 56, had a long career as an actor; having starred in productions like Iliwa libhek’umoya and Generations.
The announcement of his death comes amid the news of the passing of veteran actress, Noxolo Maqashalala.
The 44-year-old’s body was reportedly found on Friday at her home in Honeydew, Johannesburg.
Maqashalala is known for her roles in Tsha Tsha and Intersexions.
South Africans have taken to social media to pay homage to the duo.
Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, says both artists have made a remarkable and immense contribution to television and arts in South Africa.
South Africa has lost great talents. Both Menzi and Noxolo were remarkable and had an immense contribution to television and arts in our country. May they RIP. pic.twitter.com/zQIYtIm0Bb
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) March 13, 2021
More heartbreaking news four our nation as we learn that actor Menzi Ngubane is no more and the same about Noxolo Maqashalala. Heartfelt condolences to their families, friends, colleagues and loved ones. #RIPMenziNgubane #RIPNoxoloMaqashalala 💔💔 pic.twitter.com/RJa3xuNBEC
— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) March 13, 2021
SABC is reporting that Menzi Ngubane has passed on.
Thank you for the memories pic.twitter.com/hVfULBC3ab
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) March 13, 2021
Blow after blow. 2 Greats, 2 seasoned storytellers are no more. 🕊💔 So blessed to have experienced their brilliance in this lifetime. 🙏🏽
— Candice Modiselle (@CandieModiselle) March 13, 2021
— Hermaine M (@HermaineM) March 13, 2021
Eternal rest grant unto them O’Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them, may their souls rest in peace 💔
Thank you for the entertainment and wonderful memories, 🙏🏾 sobonana kwelizayo 💔
— Xhosa is 🔥 🇿🇦™® (@TakaTina1) March 13, 2021
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) March 13, 2021
— Naledi Chirwa (@NalediChirwa) March 13, 2021