Actor Roland Mqwebu's funeral

By Drum Digital
11 September 2015

Family, friends and fans paid their last respects to veteran actor Roland Bantubonke Mqwebu

The words "Let him go,  Imihlola kaJames" transcended the realm of fiction into real life.

Not even the scriptwriters could have anticipated that this famous line orginally spoken by Roland Bantubonke Mqwebu, better known as Mkhize in the SABC 1 hit sitcom Emzine Wezinsizwa, would be recited at his funeral.

An intense sadness filled the St Michael Catholic Church in Redhill, Durban, as the 74-year-old veteran actor made his final entrance in a dark brown coffin.

His two sons, Manqoba and Ntuthuko, were pallbearers, assisted by other family members.

The sobs and sniffs become louder as they placed the coffin at the altar.

But the mood soon changed to soft smiles and laughter as snippets of Roland's life played out on the big screens.

Read more in the September 17 issue of DRUM

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