Veteran Actress Mary Twala Passes Away


Tributes are pouring in after media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung announced the sad news about the passing of his mother on Saturday, 4th July. Veteran South African actress Mary Twala was 80 years of age.

Taking to social media, Somizi shared a sad post on his Instagram page captioned “A tree has fallen”

“Today’s my late father’s birthday…..and my mom decided to respond to his call to join him in heaven…..THE TREE HAS FALLEN… I’m shattered to the core…..but I’d be very selfish if I dont release her….my mom lived to the fullest….achieved beyond her dreams….its hurts like hell…..I wont lie…..a day without her calling to either say I love u or give me money…….thank u south africa for loving the phenomenal super star that is my mother…….she left us peacefully around 11am at parklane pvt hospital as I was on my way to drop off her gown and a few minutes earlier the dr called to say come shes up and jolly now…..I arrived a few mon late……LALA MA……(sic)”.

Mary Twala was known for appearing in several local productions including Sarafina, Generations, Yizo-Yizo and the list is endless. The late actress was awarded The Order of Ikhamanga in 2019 by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Order of Ikhamanga is awarded to South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism or sport.

Politicians, celebrities, fans and fellow South Africans are honoring, remembering and sending condolences messages to Mhlogo’s family.

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