- Renowned Mzansi actor Sello Maake Ka-Ncube has announced the passing of his mother, Virginia Maake
- Maake Ka-Ncube confirmed the news on social media citing that his mother had lost her battle against Covid-19
- Just last month, the veteran Thespian announced the passing of another close family member, whose death he said came as a shock
Legendary South African actor Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is mourning the loss of yet another loved one.
Maake Ka-Ncube shared the sad news of the passing of his mother, Virginia Maake, who lost her battle against Covid-19. The news comes fewer than three weeks since the untimely death of his brother, Matlhodi Maake.
Taking to Instagram recently, Maake Ka-Ncube shared a statement that read:
"It is with a sad heart and sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Mrs Virginia Maake. She sadly succumbed to Covid-19 on 1 July."
Just last month, Maake Ka-Ncube announced the passing of another close family member, whose death he said came as a shock. Maake Ka-Ncube expressed gratitude to his fans for their support during this difficult time.
The veteran Thespian said a family-only burial ceremony would be conducted for his late mother in view of the current Alert Level 4 lockdown regulations.
"We would like to thank you for your support, thus far. Due to Covid-19 regulations and our efforts in trying to keep everyone safe, kindly note that we will be having a family-only ceremony. Your support and prayers are highly appreciated."
The former The Queen star urged South Africans to stay safe and to adhere to the regulations. He said:
"Covid-19 is not a myth! Keep safe and obey the regulations, they [are] not guaranteed to save us but we stand a better chance at defeating this virus!"
Maake Ka-Ncube, who has been away from the spotlight of TV cameras in recent times, will be collaborating on a new podcast with Touch HD, according to a previously released statement.
RIP: Veteran actor 'Ndalamo' Mutodi Neshehe dies aged 46
South African social media was abuzz on Thursday, 1 July, with the news of the passing of veteran actor, Mutodi Neshehe. He was 46.
Among the many acting roles he took in a career that spanned many years, Neshehe will be fondly recalled for his portrayal of Ndalamo on the SABC 2 soapie Muvhango, a role which he held from May 2006 to November 2008.
According to his IMDb profile, Neshehe was born in Soweto in 1975 and first took to acting at just four-years-old. When he was 14-years-old, he was sent to school in the United States, where he later graduated from high school and University.
Briefly News reported at the time that the news of the much-loved actor's death, which sent shockwaves across the country's performing arts scene, came on the backdrop of that of legendary South African musician Steven Kekana.
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