- Skeem Saam announced the recent passing of Paul Rapetsoa, who succumbed to Covid-19 a week after testing positive
- 'Bra Paul' was revered in his capacity as an actor, playwright and retired radio broadcaster and was affectionately known as the godfather of township theatre
- Fans of the star and his work were saddened by the news and posted tributes to Rapetsoa and condolences to his loved ones
Paul Rapetsoa, well-known for his involvement in dramatic offerings like television show Skeem Saam, has passed away.
The legendary playwright, actor and radio broadcaster died from Covid-19 complications a week after testing positive for the virus.
Rapetsoa, affectionately known as 'Bra Paul', was also known as the godfather of township theatre and he had a significant influence on the entertainment industry in South Africa.
The official social media accounts of Skeem Saam posted their tribute to Rapetsoa. The star had performed a cameo role on the show as 'Josias' and the goodbye post was captioned with the words:
"We approach the end of 2020 with heavy hearts! Rest In Peace Bra Paul, you will forever be remembered and sorely missed. We keep his family in our prayers!"
Fans of Bra Paul responded to the news by posting their own tributes and noted the influence the late talent had on the entertainment industry:
@man_brothers: "I grew up listening to the stories he wrote on a radio. Today I am a writer because of the seed he planted within me. I salute you Qhawe! Rest well baba, rest well."
@BashieTlou: "Man His Soul Rest In Peace (Bra Paul), you will forever be remembered and missed"
@Leonard_MK1: "Deepest sympathy and condolences to Matome Rapetsoa and his family. May the Soul of Ntate Mahuma Paul Rapetsoa rest in power."
@Motlokwa77Moses: "Rest in Peace Mahuma you were a legend in Radio Thobela and Drama fraternity Nationally. You groomed so many young people to the world of Drama. May Your Soul Rest in Peace."
In happier celebrity-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on AKA posting a throwback photo of himself, his dad and his younger brother and how much fans loved it.
AKA took to social media a few days back to share a sweet childhood snap of himself, his younger brother and dad when they were still young. The rapper took to his Twitter and Instagram accounts to share the snap of the three men from the Forbes family.
Supa Mega hilariously shared that he's the "star" among the Forbes men who are in the pic. The Fela In Versace hitmaker captioned his post on Instagram:
"Original Forbes @tonydforbes, Star Forbes and Young Forbes @nicky__heat."
Mega's girlfriend Nelli Tembe was among the first people to react to the cute snap. The rapper's gorgeous bae wrote:
"Forbes genetics (are) too strong."
Other social media users took to the musician's comment section to share their thoughts on the picture. Check out some of their comments below:
"Uncle Tony and the boys."
"Keeping up with the Forbes."
"Now I see where your ears come from AKA - your DAD."
"You look like Kairo here Bud."
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