South Africa is in shock as news comes to light that two of its greatest thespians Menzi Ngubane and Noxee Maqashalala passed away today and yesterday respectively.
Menzi Ngubane who has been battling with diabetes and kidney disease for years succumbed to a stroke. He was 56 years old.
Although he died at his home in Kwazulu Natal, he will be buried in Joburg.
This evening his family put out a statement which read in part “Menzi spent much of his time in trying to demystify issues relating to kidney disease and sugar diabetes while promoting positive lifestyle changes needed to cope with the diseases.”
Just last year The Queen’s Executive producer, Connie Ferguson commented on Menzi’s situation, stating, “We were very excited when we announced that Menzi will be joining The Queen family, as he brings with him a wealth of experience. We will continue keeping them in our prayers and supporting them on this journey, and wish Menzi strength to continue fighting the good fight, and come back stronger than ever. We can’t wait for him to make his return soon to entertain our viewers with his charismatic acting skills and screen presence.”
Another shocking death comes after veteran actress, Noxolo Maqashalala was found dead in her house in Joburg, she was 44 years old.
Fans have taken to social media to express their grief over the two deaths.
Blow after blow. 2 Greats, 2 seasoned storytellers are no more. 🕊💔 So blessed to have experienced their brilliance in this lifetime. 🙏🏽— Candice Modiselle (@CandieModiselle) March 13, 2021
May they rest in perfect paradise ✨ #RIPMenziNgubane #RIPNoxoloMaqashalala pic.twitter.com/Mbhoy4nd25