Menzi Ngubane nominated for SAFTA awards
The late Menzi Ngubane has been nominated for SAFTA awards.
Menzi Ngubane has been nominated for SAFTA awards shortly after his death which happened last month on the 13th of March. The late actor has been nominated for Best actor in Telenovela for the role of Judas Ngwenya on Isibaya.
He has been nominated alongside Mapula Mofole nominee for Best supporting actress, Bongile Mantsai, and Masasa Mbangeni for Best actor and Best supporting actor.
“We’re so thrilled about the #SAFTAs nomination for Best Actor in a Telenovela. Menzi played the role of Judas with brilliance & this nomination is testament to the high standard of talent he possessed. We continue to celebrate you Mbomvu, Ngcukumane,” read late Menzi Ngubane’s tweet.
We’re so thrilled about the #SAFTAs nomination for Best Actor in a Telenovela. Menzi played the role of Judas with brilliance & this nomination is testament to the high standard of talent he possessed. We continue to celebrate you Mbomvu, Ngcukumane, pic.twitter.com/whhT5suXNB
— @MenziNgubaneZA (@menzingubaneza) April 29, 2021
“Congratulations to Bongile Mantsai and Masasa Mbangeni for their #SAFTAs Nominations as: Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress on #etvScandal.” Tweeted by Scandal.
Ngubane died last month after suffering from stroke. He was 56 years old and he left wife Sikelelwa and two daughters. He had suffered health problems and was rushed to hospital with organ failure in 2012 and underwent a kidney transplant in 2014.
Menzi Ngubane was famously known for his starring role on Generations the legacy as Sibusiso Dlomo from 2003 to 2014. The Generations star acted in numerous telenovelas in South Africa such as Yizo Yizo, Ashes to Ashes, Gold diggers, and Heist. In 2016, Ngubane joined the television series called Isibaya as a strict taxi manager.
Now he has been nominated for SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) and his supporters are expecting him (even though dead) to collect the award.
The following are some comments from Menzi Ngubane fan base.
Nkosinathi Zuma said, ” Menzi Ngubs Ngubane. AKA Mazwi, Sbusiso ,. Judas…. He is the Best Actor of lifetime in Mzansi……”
And David Magashoa said, “That Judas character was a master piece 👏 challenging the zungus.”
Lufuno said, “Yes, no doubt about that….”