Father and son die days apart

Father and son die days apart

Some of Mzansi’s most famous faces have graced the screen alongside Menzi Ngibane and took to social media at the weekend to pay tribute to the late actor.

A family member, who did not want to be named, confirmed Menzi’s death on March 13. The veteran actor died of a stroke at his home after a 10-year battle relating to kidney disease and diabetes.

The star graced TV screens in a career spanning several decades, including in the role as Sbusiso Dhlomo on popular SABC1 soapie Generations, and most recently as Judas in Isibaya.

Just days after SA was rocked by the death of veteran actor Menzi Ngubane, the star’s father has died.

A family member, who did not want to be named, confirmed to TshisaLIVE that Menzi’s father, affectionately known as uBaba Ngubane, died on Tuesday.

Details around the death are unknown and the family said they would release a statement in due course.

“The family is devastated, as you can imagine. It was a great shock to all of us and we are still trying to make sense of it. We are still mourning Menzi and coming to terms with the loss, when this happened,” the family member said.

Menzi’s mother passed away several years ago.

Menzi passed on on Friday 12 March 2021 (Born: 4 September 1964 in Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa) and his father passed on on 16 March 2021 he was 90