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Mzansi Celebrities Who Died In 2020

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Celebrities who died in 2020

The year 2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone across the world. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic which has caused havoc across the globe, Mzansi faced it’s fair share of doom and gloom. Many celebrities in South Africa died in 2020. Here is a list of Mzansi celebrities who died in 2020.

These stars may have left us but they remain unforgotten and their legacies will carry on. It is no secret that losing a loved one is a traumatizing experience, but we often celebrate them as we may have drawn some inspiration to them and we continue to celebrate them for the greatest they may have done.

Biggie

The Gqom musician succumbed from a chronic heart condition in July.

Biggie

Biggie

Bob Mabena

The Iconic radio presenter passed away at 51 years old from a cardiac arrest after being admitted in hospital. Bra Bob lived a full life and his career spanned over 3 decades.

Bob Mabena ( Celebrities who died in 2020 )

Bob Mabena ( Celebrities who died in 2020 )

Vinolia Mashego.

The renowned veteran TV presenter and actress, who is known for hosting Jam Alley, passed away at the age of 56, in a peaceful sleep at her home in April.

Jovan Muthray.

The multi-talented actor Jovan Muthray died in June and his cause of death was not revealed. The actor portrayed the character of Nilesh on eTV soapie Imbewu.

Mary Twala.

Mam Mary died in hospital in July and her passing was confirmed by his son Somizi Mhlongo.

Sipho Ngema.

The actor succumbed to heart failure.

Allen Booi.

The actor died in July and his cause of death was not revealed.

Big Boy Maja.

The Skeem Saam actor died in April, after he suffered a strok

Karabo Mokhubela

Karabo Mokhubela who played the character Jazzy T has passed on at just 40 years of age.

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The boisterous entertainer recently passed on and details surrounding his cause of death are still sketchy.

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How An iPhone Saved Durban Businessman Max Mqadi From Death

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Owner of the popular Max’s Lifestyle restaurant in Umlazi, Durban, is in hospital after being shot twice on Thursday night.

According to police, Max Mqadi (51) was attacked by unknown gunmen after leaving his business premises in Umlazi, Durban.

Brigadier Jay Naidoo, National Police Spokesperson, said Mqadi was able to drive himself safely to Florida Road before seeking assistance.

“He sustained two gunshot wounds, however he was able to drive to Florida Road where he sought assistance. He was taken to a local hospital where he is reported to be in a stable condition,” said Naidoo.

Police in Umlazi are investigating a case of attempted murder.

Zinhle Mqadi, Max’s daughter tweeted last night on her personal account, “my heart is racing”.

Mqadi is a celebrated local hero after he turned his small butchery shisa nyama into one of the country’s most popular restaurants.

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South African Celebrities Who Killed People In Real Life

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We all love celebrities, and sometimes we expect perfect behavior, forgetting that they are also human and make mistakes. In this article, we look at Mzansi celebrities who killed people accidentally.

Oscar Pistorius

The Paralympic athlete shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in the early hours of 14 February 2013.
Oscar did not deny the charges, but he told the court that he mistook her for an intruder. He was charged with murder, but the verdict came, and he was found not guilty of murder but of culpable homicide and reckless endangerment. He was released on parole six months later, only to have the State appeal with the Supreme court, and they sentenced him to 6years for murder, which they appealed again and had it increased to 15 years.

Manaka Ranaka

In December 2015, the actress hit an 18-year-old with her car on her way to Durban. The teen was crossing the N3 way on foot. Manaka went to the deceased’s family and apologized for her mistake, and they understood it was an accident and forgave her.

Jub Jub

On 8 March 2010, Jub Jub and Themba Tshabalala crashed into a group of students in Soweto. They were under the influence of drugs when their mini cooper crashed into those kids. Four of the children died, and two were seriously injured. They were first sentenced to 20years for murder and four years for attempted homicide. The State appealed the verdict with an argument that they were not in their right frame of mind at the time. They were both released on parole after serving only 4years of their time.

Tokollo Tshabalala

The Kwaito band member of TKZee joins the list of Mzansi celebrities who killed people accidentally. Tokollo was speeding in Botswana, and he ran over a stop sign. When the police tried to stop him, he overtook a car in front of him and collided with oncoming traffic. The woman driving the vehicle he collided with, Maria Monyatsi, did not survive the crash. He was charged with culpable homicide. When the authorities in South Africa got assurances that he would not be executed, he returned. He was later on acquitted of all charges.

Judith Sephuma

On 29 January 2013, the choirmaster hit a 79-year-old pensioner with her car in Soweto. She took the woman to a hospital, but unfortunately, she died after arriving at the hospital. Sephuma met with the older woman’s family and asked for forgiveness, and the family forgave her, and she even stayed in touch with the late woman’s children.

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Actress Gugu Gumede Joins Politics

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Uzalo star Gugu Gumede is not prepared to let her late mother Zanele kaMagwaza Msibi’s legacy die down. Her late mother was a successful politician who lead the National Freedom Party. Following her footsteps, Gugu will be serving the party and go wherever it needs her to go.

Political parties are working overtime to canvas for the upcoming elections. Gugu Gumede is also on the ground urging supporters to pledge their support on the polls.

Gugu told supporters during the NFP’s manifesto launch that she is a proud member of the NFP and will serve the party with all she has. “…When I am here, I am not MaMlambo but a proud NFP member. This is the party that was led by a leader without a single corruption mark against her, a true definition of a leader,” she said as quoted by Daily Sun.

“Seeing you here really brings me so much joy and lot of emotions because I believe my mother left very early without seeing us getting back what we lost when we were intentionally disqualified from the 2016 elections,” she continued.

Gumede continued by pointing out the faults at the Zululand District Municipality, “We are going to vote and we will vote for the NFP. We will get everything that belongs to us. For five years, the Zululand District Municipality has failed to deliver basic services…Our time has come to take over where we left when we lost power…If you need me, I am available and I can go anywhere you need me. We can’t let Njinji’s legacy die,” promised Gugu.

Gugu who plays MaMlambo on Uzalo penned a heartfelt note on her social media following her mothers death last month. “My mother was a giant. A king. She came from nothing and had the task of breaking many generational curses; blessing many family members in between. She was a dedicated public servant; a pioneer and activist who changed many people’s lives. To my brother and I, though, she was Mommy. My BEST FRIEND. My confidant. My greatest fan. My prayer warrior. Our queen that we so dearly loved and revered.”

Zanele lost her life due to cardiac arrest linked to COVID-19. “Words will never be enough to express our appreciation for the love and affection that she single-handedly raised us with. We never lacked; and when the opportunity presented itself, we ensured that she never did too – and we are appreciative of this. We thank God that she lived long enough to watch her children be successes in their own rights, and bless her for it in return. Today, we are at peace knowing that she rests with the knowledge that she was loved and appreciated immensely.”

Gugu wished her mother a peaceful send off, “Hamba kahle Njinji. Yengwayo. Our hearts are in shambles, but we remain as strong as you were. I am so proud to be your daughter, Manqondo. I’ll always walk tall. You did it!”

 

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