Mzansi is in mourning after the death of veteran actor Menzi Ngubane, with social media flooding with tributes on Saturday evening.
A family member, who did not want to be named, confirmed Ngubane’s death to to the publication on Saturday. He said the family was in shock and would soon release a statement.
Details around the death are unknown.
A social media account bearing Ngubane’s name also shared his picture and a brief caption that read, “A giant has fallen”.
The star was rushed to hospital in 2012 with organ failure. He underwent a kidney transplant in 2014.
The starlit up screens for several decades, starring in popular SABC1 soapie Generations as Sbusiso Dhlomo, and most recently as Judas in Isibaya.
Menzi’s death sent shockwaves across the country and led to an outpouring of emotion on social media.
Former public protector Thuli Madonsela, EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, Thapelo Mokoena, and Master KG were among those who paid tribute to the star.
— Official Thapelo Mokoena (@ThapeloMokoena) March 13, 2021
Menzi Ngubane, what a legendary actor. Siyabulela bhuti for sharing your talent with us ❤️
The character, Mazwi was my first introduction to him, iconic! #RIPMenziNgubane
— Miss Lelo (@MsLeloB) March 13, 2021
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) March 13, 2021
I’m so hurt I knew him ku Bambo Lwam and that when I fell in love with his acting..
— Hlubikazi (@Sanda_Mvulana) March 13, 2021
— Jerusalema Deluxe Out Now!! (@MasterKGsa) March 13, 2021
— $ ͪ ⷶ ͧ ᷠ_ ᷜ ͤ ꙷ ᷦ️ (@_ShaunKeyz) March 13, 2021
— Mr Smeg (@Michael_Bucwa) March 13, 2021
— Moses (@Moses_Buju_M) March 13, 2021
— ’ (@Zukz_Franco) 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
Today we join the nation in mourning the loss of a true titan of the industry. An unforgettable and enigmatic talent who left his mark on this world and our hearts! #RIPMenziNgubane. You will be sorely missed. Our sincere condolences to his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/JeWLByNwZj
— Mzansi Magic (@Mzansimagic) March 13, 2021
Kings don’t leave alone#RIPMenziNgubane
— Olwethu Leshabane (@Olwe2Lesh) March 13, 2021
— siyasamkela (@siyamtitshana) March 13, 2021
One of the greatest to ever do it
— Mbuyi Shadrack (@mbuyi_shadrack) March 13, 2021
In other news – Actor Menzi Ngubane has died
Legendary actor Menzi Ngubane (56) has passed on. His passing was confirmed by the Ngubane family in a statement that said the talented actor, best known for playing the role of Sbusiso Dhlomo on SABC 1’s biggest soapie Generations succumbed to a stroke at home.
The award-winning actor had been battling with a kidney problem for several years. In 2015 he was admitted at Charlotte Maxeke hospital where a successful kidney transplant was performed. Learn More