- The Queen star Nay Maps's father Bishop Simeon Maphalala has reportedly passed away at the age of 59
- The sad news was shared on social media by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela
- Nay Maps is also famous for playing the role of Mxolisi on SABC 1's hit telenovela, Uzalo
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The Queen star Nay Maps's father Bishop Simeon Maphalala has reportedly passed away at the age of 59. The sad news was shared on social media by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela.
Phil took to Twitter to let his fans know that the actor has lost his father. Phil said the Bishop passed away at the weekend. Phil wrote:
"RIP: Nay Maps’ father has died. #TheQueenMzansi star’s father Bishop Simeon Maphalala passed over the weekend. He was 59 years old. Condolences to Nay, his family and church’s congregation."
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Nay is one of South Africa's most-loved male actors. He plays the character of Dingane on Mzansi Magic's hit telenovela, The Queen.
He shot to fame during his days at the popular SABC 1 soapie, Uzalo. There, he portrayed the character of notorious car thief, Mxolisi.
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that legendary South African actress Mary Twala, who was in the industry for more than 60 years, was laid to rest on Thursday, 9 July.
The late star's family and close friends attended the funeral service at Grace Bible Church in Soweto to pay their last respects. Mary, who is Somizi Mhlongo's mother, passed away at the age of 80.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the funeral adhered to the current national funeral restrictions of only 50 mourners. The funeral was also streamed on various news and several platforms, including Somizi's Twitter account.
Gospel singer Dr Rebecca Malope sang a touching song during the actress' final send-off. Somizi's friend, media personality Bonang Matheba, was also in attendance.
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