Somizi shares special message on what would have been Mary Twala's 80th birthday

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Somizi Mhlongo poses with his mother, veteran actor, Mary Twala.
Somizi Mhlongo poses with his mother, veteran actor, Mary Twala.
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  • Somizi Mhlongo dedicated an Instagram post to his mother, Mary Twala, on what would have been her 80th birthday.
  • He shared a heart-warming video taken shortly before her death on the photo-sharing app.
  • Mary died at age 79 on 4 July and had an illustrious career in film, TV and theatre, spanning over six decades.



Somizi Mhlongo shared a special message with his mother, Mary Twala - on what would have been her 80th birthday. 

"Someone is Cutting onions," he captioned a video of his mother taken shortly before her death. "Happy 80th Ma," he added.

The video shows Mary in high-spirits and sharing a laugh with South African actress, Lillian Dube.

"On this day my mom was in a semi coma....until mam Lillian walked in and she was in this state.....I'll tell u oneday whT happened and how.....very hilarious [sic],"  he said in the post.

Mary died at age 79 on 4 July and had an illustrious career in film, TV and theatre, spanning over six decades.

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