POPULAR South African actor Menzi Ngubane has died aged 56. The veteran actor was known for long-running roles on Generations, Yizo-Yizo and Isibaya.
According to the actor’s family, Ngubane suffered a stroke on Saturday morning.
The actor’s portrayal of Generations villain Sibusiso Dlomo graced South African screens for more than a decade and won him a place in a generation of South African’s hearts.
“As a family, we wish to thank everyone for their continued and sustained support and the prayers for our beloved son, whose battle with kidney failure & sugar diabetes had become an open secret over the years”.
Family spokesperson Naomi Mokhele also said they “wish to mourn the passing of [their] beloved son in private and will communicate the funeral and other arrangements in due course”. said the family .
The actor spoke to East Coast Radio in 2018 about his battle with kidney failure, which left him on the list waiting for a kidney transplant.
Meanwhile, Sibusiso was a darling to Zimbabweans fans who are also avid followers of South African soapies.
Condolence messages from Zimbabweans were pouring on various social media platforms.
“We feel like we lost one of our own because most Zimbabwean families watch Generations.
“After all its an African brother, we are hurt,” said Tanya Mupfupi from Harare.
Source:The Namibian/Additional reporting by Zim Morning Post