- Abdul Khoza has taken to social media to react to his mentor late Menzi Ngubane's recent posthumous win at the SAFTAs
- The legendary actor won the SAFTA accolade for Best Actor in a Telenovela a few days back
- Menzi has appeared in many big TV productions including Generations, Isibaya (both defunct) and Yizo Yizo
Former Isibaya actor Abdul Khoza has reacted to veteran thespian Menzi Ngubane's posthumous South African Film and Television Awards' win. The star wrote a touching tribute to his mentor after he bagged the SAFTA trophy for Best Actor in a Telenovela this past Saturday.
The late legendary star died on March 13 after suffering a stroke at the age of 56. Menzi, who appeared on shows such as Generations, Yizo Yizo and Heist, was nominated for the last TV role he played, which was Judas Ngwenya on Isibaya.
Abdul took to Instagram recently and penned a touching tribute to Ngamla. He said he cried tears of joy after the historic moment. wrote:
“I have never posted since I lost you @menzingubanesa & many will never understand what you meant to me. But I finally cried tears of joy when I finally witnessed your flowers on this year's Saftas."
His fans took to his comment section to share their thoughts on his heartfelt tribute to the actor who played the role of his onscreen father on Isibaya.
Wendy Gumede said:
"God Bless You."
"Well deserved. Somahashi."
"Best actor indeed, always remembered."
In related news, Briefly News reported that the late Menzi Ngubane bagged a Golden Horn for Best Actor in a Telenovela at the recent SA Film and Television Awards (Saftas). After having made an undeniable monumental mark in the SA film industry, Menzi was honoured with this prestigious award.
Menzi passed away earlier this year so his wife accepted the accolade on his behalf. Menzi’s wife, Sikelelwa, too to social media with great pride, letting her late husband know that he had achieved greatness yet again.
“Congratulations Mbomvu, you did it again Somahhashi Nzombane @saftassa #saftas.”
Fans took to the comment section to second what Sikelelwa said and to make it known that Menzi’s memory will forever live on in his work. @thulzofficial:
“This award is for more of an honour than a win. Congratulations Ngcukumane and rest in peace.”
“Eish, wish he was still here to see this. I miss him, especially when he talks. Somahhashi!! Love you forever. My brother looks and talks like him."
“Phaaawuuu!!! Congratulations somahhashi, we'll always love you, ulale ngokuthula.”
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