According to a declaration from the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture Twala, 80, passed away on Friday morning on the birthday of her late other half Ndaba Mhlongo, also a former actor.
Mthethwa stated Twala was a veteran actress who featured in lots of South African television and theatre productions, in addition to international feature movies. In 2015, she got the Order of Ikamanga for her contribution to the carrying out arts, an honour bestowed upon her by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
” She will best be remembered for her excellent contribution to the carrying out arts and for artistically raising awareness on ladies’s health issues through storytelling. Her sense of humour and humility on and off stage have endeared her to the country at big,” he stated.
” She lived a complete life. May her soul rest in peace and might her son, her granddaughter, her friends and family be comforted in this time. Take a bow, Ma’Twala,” stated Mthethwa.
On the other hand, another veteran playwright Chesterville-born Welcome Msomi, 77, passed away on Friday at his house in uMlazi, south of Durban. Msomi will be kept in mind for his popular work uMabatha, a Zulu adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, also got much honor.
However Msomi’s fame has been overshadowed by corruption charges after he was convicted for theft of R8 million from the Living Legends Legacy Programme trust fund. He was condemned on 61 counts of theft in October.
He was a candidate for the Laurence Olivier Award for best theatre choreographer.