“He passed away due to a stroke” – Menzi Ngubane’s family on his passing

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Menzi Ngubane passed away due to a stroke o Saturday.
Menzi Ngubane passed away due to a stroke o Saturday.
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The South African TV industry has lost yet another veteran actor, Menzi Ngubane who succumbed to a stroke on Saturday.

According to a family statement, the veteran actor who is popularly known for his roles as Sibusiso Dlomo on Generations and Judas Ngwenya on Isibaya  had spent most of his time battling issues relating to kidney disease and sugar diabetes while promoting the positive lifestyle changes needed to cope with the diseases.

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“Between 2010 and 2015, Ngubane’ s numerous struggles with kidney failure resulted in him being placed in a kidney recipients list and ultimately received a donor ensuring he continued and sustained his acting career until recently. Over the subsequent years, Menzi has spoken openly about his health problems and worked hard in spreading the word about kidney disease,” the statement read.

We wish to mourn the passing of our beloved son in private

“As a family we wish to thank everyone for their continued and sustained support and the prayers for our beloved son whose battle with kidney failure and sugar diabetes had become an open secret over the years.  We wish to mourn the passing of our beloved son in private and will communicate the funeral and other arrangements in due course,” the family spokesperson said.

Menzi is survived by his wife Sikelelwa and two daughters.

In another blow, news of actress, Noxolo Maqashalala’s passing have also surfaced. The actress's body was reportedly found in her Honeydew home on Friday.

Fans and colleagues have taken to Twitter to send condolences and honour these two actors.

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