- Somizi Mhlongo is a proud son after learning that his late mother and legendary actress Mary Twala bagged the Best Actress award at the 44th annual Hong Kong International Film Festival
- Expressing his pride, Somizi explained how his mother's memory will never die and this is just another reminder of that
- In the film, Mam' Mary played the lead role of a widow and Somizi could not be more proud of her performance
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Somizi Mhlongo’s heart burst with pride as his late mother Mary Twala was honoured with the Best Actress award at the 44th annual Hong Kong International Film Festival. This is a moment he will never forget.
Losing his mother was something Somizi was never prepared for but the overwhelming support has truly made it bearable. Mary was a legendary actress whose memory will never be forgotten.
Briefly.co.za knows how proud Somizi is of everything that his mother achieved in her lifetime. Seeing her honoured even though she is gone warmed Somizi’s heart in a way that not even words can describe.
Mary sadly passed away on 4 July. Somizi took her passing really hard but was comforted by the fact that his mother has now become one of his guides. Seeing how many people came out to pay their respects also helped Somizi process his mother’s passing.
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Taking to social media to try and express his gratitude, Somizi oozed with pride as his late mother’s memory shone brightly. This is just another moment when Somizi was reminded that his mother’s memory will never die. Mary is a true legend!
Expressing his pride, Somizi took his cue from the makers of the film, This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection.
“She didn't die ... she multiplied ... she stays winning.”
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that Somizi Mhlongo's mother Mary Twala passed away two months ago but her great work in the Mzansi film and TV industry continues to light up our screens.
The 41st Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will open with the late legendary actress as the leading actress in the film This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DIFF will go virtual from 10 to 20 September.
Local and international films will be screened at the festival. The film starring Mary was directed by Lemogang Jeremiah Mosese. It has already been screened in Venice, Sundance and Rotterdam.
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