South Africa is in another mourning period once again after we have lost another Celebrity, Mary Twala. 2020 is a year for everyone to remember worldwide and if it was possible, cancellation would be great so that we can start over again.
We are already halfway through the year, but many people have been through the most. Due to coronavirus and lockdown, many people have lost their loved ones and the worst part is that some are not allowed to view the remains of their loved ones due to the pandemic. Many people have lost their jobs whereas some have had their businesses close down.
The entertainment industry is not excluded from the pain and sufferings, countries have also suffered a major blow as some of our stars lose their lives in a very short space of time. The likes of Mary Twala, Vinolia Mashego of Jam Ally fame, Charles Maja of Skeem Saam are some of the stars we have sadly lost during lockdown. The saddest part of it all is fans and some colleagues not being able to bid these stars farewell because of the regulations we all have to adhere to.
BELOW IS SOME OF THE LIST OF OUR FALLEN HEROES
We have been through a lot as a country, the recent passing of Mary Twala has deeply touched most of South African audience and the industry in general. The veteran actress passed away at the age of 80, leaving behind Somizi. Mary Twala was bestowed with the 2019 National Orders Awards by the honourable President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa.
In April this year we lost one of the most talented and versatile entertainers we have had in the country. Veteran TV personality, actress and singer, Vinolia Mashego’s death shocked the whole nation as she was making a comeback to the industry.
Another well-known personality whose death came as a shock to many of his fans was Charles Maja. In April the Skeem Saam actor was announced dead after a short illness. He played Big Boy Mabitsela on the popular SABC1 drama.
The former Rhythm City and Uzalo actor Sipho Ngema passed away unexpectedly in April 2020. It is rumoured that Sipho Ngema suffered from pulmonary hypertension, which caused heart failure. His family, and fans across the South Africa are still struggling to come to terms with his death.
Now this is one death that reminds us that coronavirus is a monster and it is here.