Nyembezi Kunene has passed on

By Drum Digital
05 June 2016

"Death be not proud" as Mzansi mourns the death of another acting legend. Director, playwright, producer and actor, Nyembezi Kunene, famously known for his role as "Malume Jabulane" on Generations and "Mchunu" on Emzini Wezinsizwa reportedly passed away on Saturday evening. Through his role on Emzini Wezinsizwa, he made the "let him go" phrase famous. After a long battle with a prolonged illness, Kunene lost his battle with diabetes.

He has played many roles in various TV and Film productions in a career spanning well over three decades.

Nyembezi was nominated for a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) as Best Director in a TV Comedy, for his work on Family Bonds.

May his soul Rest In Peace.

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