- Former Generations and Rhythm City actor Mahlubi Kraai has passed away at the age of 47
- The talented Kraai, who began his TV career in the year 2000, died on Sunday night, 2 May in Rustenburg
- The scriptwriter and choreographer has also appeared on TV shows such as Isidingo, Gauteng Maboneng and Ke Nako
The South African television industry is mourning the loss of another talented actor. Former Generations and Rhythm City star Mahlubi Kraai has passed away.
The scriptwriter and choreographer died on Sunday, 2 May at the age of 47. The news of his passing trended on social media as Mzansi peeps sent their condolences to his family and friends.
SABC journalist Tebogo Phakedi took to Twitter on Monday, 3 May to share the sad news of the thespian's passing. Tebogo said Kraai's family confirmed that the actor passed away on Sunday night in Rustenburg. Tebogo added that:
"Kraai began his television career in 2000. He has since acted in numerous TV productions including Ke Nako, Generations, Isidingo, Gauteng Maboneng and SABC radio drama."
Tweeps took to Tebogo's comment section to pay tribute to Kraai and to comfort his loved ones at this time of mourning. Check out some of their comments below:
"May his soul rest in eternal peace. May his spirit of developing the youth be carried forward."
"May his soul rest in peace. So sad."
"Oh bathong... May his soul rest in peace."
"I remember him from Ke Nako. May his soul RIP."
"RIP Mahlubi Kraai. The Lord have mercy on his soul. Condolences to the family. The Lord be with you in your time of grieving."
"May his soul rest in peace."
In other entertainment news, Briefly News previously reported that Sonia Mbele took to social media to react to the passing of legendary actor Menzi Ngubane.
Menzi's fans and peers in the entertainment industry shared their heartfelt tributes and messages of condolences to the family and friends of the late veteran actor when he died.
Sonia, who was Menzi's onscreen wife during their days at the now-defunct Generations, took to Twitter late on Sunday, 14 March to share with her fans that she's still processing Menzi's sudden passing.
The actress, who played the character of Ntombi in Generations, wrote:
"I’ve been quiet because I’ve been processing. I’m still battling! Ours was a love story crafted in television land, and you’ll forever remain Ntombi’s soulmate."
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