RIP! Actor Aubrey Moalosi dies at 70

RIP! Actor Aubrey Moalosi dies at 70

Ex-Soul City actor Aubrey Moalosi has died. Moalosi, 70, died on Sunday afternoon thanks to Covid-19 related illness, his son Molibeli Moalosi confirmed. The Lesotho-born legendary film, stage and television actor portrayed the role of Ali Mazwai in Soul City up to season six. Moalosi, who was described as a funny person, began his acting journey at Gibson Kente School of Acting in Dube alongside Darlington Michaels. He also acted in shows like Generations, Muvhango, Never Say Goodbye, Zabalaza and Drum Beat. In film, he appeared in Cry Freedom and Good Man in Africa. Moalosi was also a part of the first cast of Percy Mtwa’s stage show Bopha! that premiered at the Market Theatre in Newtown in 1985. He also acted in Zakes Mda’s play Capitol Hill. Moalosi’s nephew, Tshepo Makubire, said the legendary actor was a loving and caring person who loved his family. “Aubrey was the Moalosi family entertainer. He was very funny. Wherever he was people are going to be laughing. He was a jolly person. once you have a drag or lost someone he made sure he supports you until the top. We knew that his work kept him busy but when he had time he would call everyone just to see how they’re doing.” Literature guru and accomplished author Zakes Mda said about Moalosi: “Every day a hero falls. Even grief itself has lost its meaning. this point it’s the good actor, Aubrey Moalosi. I knew Aubrey when he was a touch boy in Mafeteng in Lesotho. His father, Morris, was my tailor. I met Aubrey a couple of years later when he became my student at Hlotse highschool in Lesotho. “Many of you’ll remember him in Percy Mtwa’s play Bopha! [to which, by the way, he and therefore the other actors contributed in its development]. Aubrey featured in my plays too, particularly within the Hill at the Market Theatre, featuring Job Kubatsi and directed by Philiswa Biko. Phomola ka Khotso, hle Mokhatla.”

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