Menzi Ngubane Gets SAFTA Nomination for Being the Best Actor in a Telenovela

Menzi Ngubane Gets SAFTA Nomination for Being the Best Actor in a Telenovela

- The late Menzi Ngubane has been given a SAFTA nomination for his performance as Judas Ngwenya

- The actor starred in Isibaya before his passing and has been nominated to win the Best Actor in a telenovela

- Before his passing, Menzi went through a lot of health issues but fans were very happy about the honour

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Late Mzansi actor Menzi Ngubane is being honoured even after his death. Menzi has received a SAFTA nomination for being the Best Actor in a Telenovela, for his role as Judas Ngwenya on Isibaya.

Menzi died in March after suffering a stroke in his home. Before his death, he had health issues and had previously been admitted to hospital for organ failure. He also had a kidney transplant back in 2014.

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Mzansi television viewers loved Menzi's character as Judas on Isibaya and are grateful to have had the honour of watching him. Fans are happy that Menzi is being appreciated even after he is gone.

Menzi Ngubane gets SAFTA nomination for being the best actor in a telenovela
Menzi Ngubane has received a SAFTA nomination for being the Best Actor in a telenovela. Image: Franziska Krug
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In the same category, Presley Chweneyagae and Dawid Minnaar have been nominated as well. Isibaya has been canned but still has the chance to bag another award in the Mzansi television industry.

Isibaya has since been replaced with Diep City on Mzansi Magic in the same time slot and the show has been getting lots of love.

Television fans will be hoping that Menzi wins the award, giving him the last chance to be shown appreciation for his craft. The actor was passionate about what he did and Mzansi loved him.

In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Katlego Maboe makes a comeback and gets a nod at the SAFTAs. Disgraced Mzansi TV host Katlego Maboe has been nominated in this year's South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

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The media personality, who has won two SAFTAs before, got the nod in the Best Television Presenter category despite making headlines for all the wrong reasons a few months back.

Maboe's name trended on social media after a video of his wife accusing him of giving her an STD went viral. Following the clip, the star lost all of his sponsorships and endorsements. Entertainment commentator Phil Mpela took to Twitter recently to share Maboe's good news.

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