Actress Ruth Cele dies

2010-12-23 00:00

ACTRESS Ruth “MaMgobhozi” Cele (71) best known for her role as Ma Moloi in the SABC3 sitcom Suburban Bliss died in Durban yesterday.

Cele, known as Ma­Mgobhozi after a character she portrayed in a popular television drama Hlala Kwabafileyo, died in hospital after a short illness.

Cele took up acting at the age of 12 and later worked in radio, television, theatre and also appeared in feature films. She featured in several popular television series, including Going Up and Suburban Bliss.

KZN Arts MEC Weziwe Thusi described Cele as one of the country’s treasures, who inspired a lot of young people.

“Her passing on leaves a big void in the arts industry and she will be sorely missed.”

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