- SA lost o legend don Thursday morning when Winston Ntshona passed away
- He was an anti-apartheid atavist who became a theatre legend
- Winston got global recognition for his theatre and made a lasting legacy in Mazansi
Mzansi lost another legend on Thursday morning. The death of Winston Ntshona has shocked many and has left many South African’s with a very sore heart.
The anti-apartheid activist was a theatre legend. He influenced many with his incredible play writing skills and his ability to tell a story with such passion, reported Times Live.
Winston Ntshona passed away at the age of 76. In his 76 years on this earth, he made many lasting impacts.
Briefly.co.za learnt that it was his son, Lawula, who confirmed his passing on Thursday morning at 08:00am. His son has so much pride for his father and says that he will always be remembered.
Winston had apparently been living with an illness for over eight years now and it finally got the better of him. He fought till his last breath as he did for everything he believed in.
South Africans started to pay tribute to the legend immediately after his death was announced. The likes of John Kani and Athol Fugard, were the first to show their gratitude.
The stated that they are still coming to terms with the fact that he is gone, but that they are coming together to celebrate his life and support one another through this difficult time.
Winston and Kani’s work was recognised on a global level. Together they made South Africa extremely proud. He also won a National Order Award in 2010.
A Street in Port Elizabeth was named after Winston in 2012 due to his lasting impact in South African arts.
He was a man of true honour, pride and loyalty. He fought for what he believed in and made a lasting impact in our country.
It is men like Winston that made South Africa what it is today. Rest in peace comrade Winston.
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