The family of veteran actress, Nomhle Nkonyeni, has confirmed her passing in Port Elizabeth after a short illness.  She was 75.


Nkonyeni was recently awarded with the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria.

Nkonyeni has been in the industry for more than 50 years and has appeared in numerous television productions including Mzansi, Igazi, Tsha-Tsha and the 2007 mini-series, Society.

The Nkonyeni family says it will release an official statement shortly.