Home World Africa Last drape closes on 2 of South Africa's biggest thespians

Last drape closes on 2 of South Africa’s biggest thespians

By Nkululeko Nene10 h ago

Share this article:

Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa paid tribute to the actress Mary Twala, and mom of TV personality and socialite Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung, saying the nation had lost an excellent talent.

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.

Veteran playwright Invite Msomi, 77, died on Friday at his home in uMlazi, south of Durban.

” 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.

Read More

Must Read

Steve Palmer’s US PGA Championship preview, best bets, free golf tips

Golf tips, best bets and player analysis for the US PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on the PGA Tour. Where to watch Live on Sky Sports Golf from 6pm Thursday Best bets Webb Simpson3pts each-way 28-1 HillsXander Schauffele3pts each-way 18-1 HillsTommy Fleetwood2pts each-way 45-1 HillsCollin Morikawa2pts each-way 35-1 HillsLouis Oosthuizen1pt each-way 75-1 bet365Henrik Stenson0.5pt each-way 100-1 Betfair, Paddy Power Preview…

The PGA Championship –

Aug 2, 2020Bob HarigESPN Senior Writer Close Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana UniversitySAN FRANCISCO -- At long last, golf will see a major championship played in 2020. It's been awhile. When Shane Lowry clutched the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush last summer,…

247Sports Big Ten Hoops Preseason Poll: Post-NBA Draft Deadline

The Big Ten routinely can puff out its chest as the deepest conference in college basketball. But the conference enters the 2020-21 season suffering from a 20-year national championship drought. Tom Izzo led Michigan State to the 2000 national championship. Maryland won the 2002 title as a member of the ACC. Since 2000, six Big Ten…

Joshiko Saibou: Basketball-Bundesligist entlässt Corona-Leugner fristlos

Stand: 13:33 Uhr | Lesedauer: 2 Minuten Veranstalter beendet laut Polizei Corona-Demo – Protest geht aber weiter Tausende haben in Berlin gegen die Maskenpflicht zum Schutz vor Corona-Ansteckungen protestiert – größtenteils ohne Mundschutz und Abstand. Nach einer Strafanzeige beendete der Veranstalter die Demonstration. Quelle: WELT/ Thomas Vedder Autoplay Am Wochenende hatte Joshiko Saibou in Berlin…

St Louis series at Detroit off after positive Cards tests

Photo: The Canadian Press Members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit. The…