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South African actress Nomhle Nkonyeni died at the age of 77 on Wednesday morning, a report by the Herald Live has confirmed.
The Order of Ikhamanga in Silver awardee was well known for numerous roles in various movies and series, including Tsha tsha and Society, as well as Zulu and Catch a Fire.
“We send our condolences to the family of iconic actress Nomhle Nkonyeni. She will be remembered for her excellent contribution to the performing arts,” the South African Government said in a tweet.
We send our condolences to the family of iconic actress Nomhle Nkonyeni. She will be remembered for her excellent contribution to the performing arts. Earlier this year, she was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver. Ugqatso ulifezile! #RIPNomhleNkonyeni pic.twitter.com/iP6MeRWjEA
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) July 10, 2019
Loved by many, #RIPNomhleNkonyeni trended on Twitter as South Africans took a moment to pay tribute to the icon.
— OfentseTheOne (@OfentseTheOne) July 10, 2019
— Stha 🇿🇦 (@Stha_Tomose) July 10, 2019
— Mmabatho Montsho (@MmabathoMontsho) July 10, 2019
Rest In Peace Gogo Nomhle Nkonyeni. A legend. Thank you for sharing so much of your self with the world. You will forever be remembered. Strength to the family and friends. 🖤🕊
— Tropics Magazine® (@TropicsMagazine) July 10, 2019
Lala Ngoxolo Qhawe elihle…uyifezile indima yakho! One of our country’s finest. You never missed a moment to teach us and share your knowledge. Ever the consummate professional & our source of comedic relief on and off set. We will miss you Mama💔 #RIPNomhleNkonyeni pic.twitter.com/j1rkCMJBhU
— Kgomotso Christopher (@kgchristopher) July 10, 2019
The actress had reportedly been in hospital since last Friday.
Feature image: screenshot, @GovernmentZA via Twitter