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Shaleen Surtie-Richards held a mirror to SA’s unjust past, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the late legendary entertainer Shaleen Surtie-Richards held a mirror to the country’s unjust past and served as a beacon of hope.

Arts Minister Nathi Mthethwa delivered this message while conducting a eulogy during Surtie-Richards’ special provincial funeral in Cape Town on Sunday afternoon.

Mthethwa reiterated what a great loss her death has been to the South African entertainment industry.

He said she was also a teacher who inspired the youth and people from all walks of life.

Kyknet director Karen Meiring has described the passing of Surtie-Richards as indescribable.

Meiring said her journey with the late icon started in 1983.

The actress has won a tally of 60 awards during her 37-year long career.

“Shaleen and her presence was a great one and she will sincerely be missed by all but most of all by her family. My heart and thought will be with them for a long time”.


In other news – Basetsana Kumalo’s husband Romeo allegedly in s.e.x scandal with top gay celebrity

It was like a TV drama series this week at the Randburg magistrate’s court in Joburg when self-proclaimed television mogul and former Miss South Africa Basetsana Kumalo and her husband Romeo appeared as complainants in their case against author Jackie Phamotse.

Basetsana Kumalo and Romeo

Phamotse faces two charges of crimen injuria over a tweet she posted on June 5, 2018 alleging that she overheard a TV mogul and former Miss South Africa pleading with one of her friends, Learn More

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