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Media personality Somizi and his late mother Mary Twala.
Media personality Somizi and his late mother Mary Twala.
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Media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung is mourning the death of his late mother, iconic actress Mary Twala, who died aged 80 at Netcare Park Lane Private Hospital in Johannesburg on Saturday at around 11am.

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Somizi took to his social media to confirm the passing of his mother “THE TREE HAS FALLEN...I'm shattered to the core.....but I'd be very selfish if I dont release her....my mom lived to the fullest....achieved beyond her dreams....its hurts like hell.....I wont lie.....a day without her calling to either say I love u or give me money [sic],” he posted on Instagram.

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