Shocking News! Actor Menzi Ngubane has died

Shocking News! Actor Menzi Ngubane has died

Legendary actor Menzi Ngubane (56) has passed on.

His passing was confirmed by the Ngubane family during a statement that said the talented actor, best known for enjoying the role of Sbusiso Dhlomo on SABC 1’s biggest soapie Generations succumbed to a stroke reception.

The award-winning actor had been battling with a kidney problem for several years.

In 2015 he was admitted at Charlotte Maxeke hospital where a successful kidney transplant was performed.

“Over the past ten years, the Ladysmith-born actor spent much of his time in trying to demystify issues concerning renal disorder and sugar diabetes while promoting positive lifestyle changes needed to deal with the diseases.”

“Between 2010 and 2015, Ngubane’ s numerous struggles with renal failure resulted in him being placed during a kidney recipients list and ultimately received a donor ensuring he continued and sustained his acting career until recently,” the statement continued to mention.

His passing follows just months after reports that he was critically sick and wish prayers surfaced on various social media platforms.

His wife, Sikelelwa poured cold waters on the claims through a press release.

“The family of Menzi Ngubane noticed concernedly spread of social media reports that our father and husband Menzi is critically ill,” said the statement.

“I would really like to verify that my husband is receiving family support that he needs following his recent visit to the doctors.

“It is that this visit that has been grossly exaggerated by newspapers and social media,” she said.

He was also tipped to hitch the cast of Mzansi Magic’s The Queen but decided to abandon the role thanks to unhealthiness.

The veteran actor has played numerous roles on various TV shows like Yizo Yizo, Isibaya Ashes to Ashes, Gold Diggers, and Heist. He also appeared on internationally acclaimed films like the way to Steal 2 Million.

His last prominent role was as Judas Ngwenya in Isibaya in 2020.

Menzi’s family has asked to mourn the passing of the star privately.

“As a family we wish to thank everyone for his or her continued and sustained support and therefore the prayers for our beloved son whose battle with renal failure & sugar diabetes had become an secret over the years. We wish to mourn the passing of our beloved son privately and can communicate the funeral and other arrangements in due course,” the statement read.

Menzi, born in Ladysmith in KwaZulu Natal is survived by his wife and two daugters.

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