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Actor Menzi Ngubane and actress Noxolo Maqashalala died at 56 and 44 respectively (Image file: Twitter)

South Africa loses its two TV stars Menzi Ngubane and Noxolo Maqashalala

Saturday, the 13th of March 2021 wasn’t a good day as South African two TV stars lost their lives, actor Menzi Ngubane and actress Noxolo Maqashalala.

Ngubane dies at 56 after a long health illness [stroke attack], the family confirmed his death as it is tweeted on his Twitter account.

Ngubane is known for his roles in Yizo Yizo, Generations, Isibaya, The Queen, Ashes to Ashes, inter alia. He was featured in an award-winning film called How To Steal 2 Million – his life will forever be celebrated

Whilst Ngubane’s death was announced, a 44-year-old Noxolo Maqashalala was found dead in her Honeydew home in Johannesburg, according to a family friend, Senyukele Zibobo, Noxolo’s body’s been there for over a week now.

“I received a call from her brother informing me of her death. Someone went to drop off something at her place and realised there was something strange,” said Zibobo.

Maqashalala’s known for her roles in Tsha Tsha, Aviwe, Generations, Rhythm City, Intersexions to list few.

South African celebrities and politicians went to Twitter to tweet / say farewell to the duo, wishing their souls a RIP.

Former Public Protector and Professor Thuli Madonsela sent her heartfelt condolences to the clans of the deceased for their humongous bereavement.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said farewell to these legends, saying “South Africa has losr great talents,” adding that the TV stars “were remarkable and had an immense contribution to television and arts in our country. May they RIP.”

SA’s younger Member of Parliament (MP) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Member Naledi Chirwa referred to them as “Thespians” saying they “rest eternally.”

Actress Candice Modisille, TV Personality Bontle Modisille’s little sister, says she feels “so blessed to have experienced their brilliance.”

SA kept cheering tribute words for the duo.