- The extended lockdown period has been a hard pill to swallow for many South Africans, who have had to deal with loss of income and not being able to see family
- Adding to the heartache are the deaths of a number of beloved Mzansi celebs during this stressful time
- Briefly.co.za compiled a list of celebs who have sadly passed away since March, leaving a terrible void in the Mzansi entertainment industry
South Africa has lost a number of its most influential and much-loved celebs since lockdown began in March.
Briefly.co.za compiled a list of stars who sadly passed away during the extended lockdown period.
1. Mary Twala
Veteran actress Mary Twala passed away on Saturday after being ill for a long time.
The star, who was also Somizi Mhlongo's mother, was 80 years old when she died.
2. Vinolia Mashego
Vinolia Mashego died suddenly at home, just as she was making a comeback on the Moja Love TV channel.
The star is survived by her 15-year-old son, Oratile.
3. Charles Maja
Skeem Saan actor, Charles Maja, left a void in viewers' hearts when he passed away in April.
He had played the character of Big Boy on the popular soapie.
4. Sipho Ngema
Actor Sipho Ngema passed away unexpectedly in April.
Sipho suffered from pulmonary hypertension, which caused his heart to fail.
5. Jovan Muthray
Comedian and actor Jòvan Muthray sadly passed away this past Sunday.
Jovan was most recently seen as an actor on the e.tv drama, Imbewu: The Seed.
6. Pheko Kgengoe
PR guru, Pheko Kgengoe, recently died from complications related to coronavirus.
Pheko was popular among music circles and will be remembered for his tenacious and bubbly personality.
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