The wife and family of late actor, Thema Mokoena, has denied claims of a fight over where he will be laid to rest. However, there was a ‘misunderstanding’ but it’s been resolved and an agreement reached.
Late actor, Thema Mokoena, known for his role as Ramolao in Skeem Saam, will be laid to rest in Ebony Park, Midrand. This comes after rumours of a tug-of-war between Thema’s widow, Lindiwe, and his family over where he should be buried. SowetanLIVE reports that Lindiwe denied that there were any arguments over the matter, but did admit there was a ‘misunderstanding
Fortunately, everything has been resolved and Thema’s final resting place was chosen. “Yes, there was a disagreement with the family but now an agreement has been reached. It was more of a misunderstanding because most people knew him to live at his birthplace [Tsepo section in Tembisa]. Most people didn’t know he had a house in Midrand.” The 52-year-old actor passed away on Friday, 14 June, at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria.
Thema has been in the acting world for more than two decades and played roles in shows such as Scandal!, Generations, Isibaya and Khululeka, to name just a few.
The SABC’s Vuyo Mthembu said on the actor’s passing: “It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Thema Mokoena. He was a valued member of the Skeem Saam team and will be dearly missed. On behalf of the channel, cast and crew, we wish his family strength during this difficult time.
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