As a result of Covid-19 and other global disasters, 2020 has been the most challenging year ever. We have lost millions of lives from Covid-19 and other life claiming factors. From well-known people like Kobe Bryant and daughter Giana, Chadwick Aaron Boseman to other notable people here in Africa like Jovan Muthray, Joseph Shabalala, and others, the list is endless. And for that only we extend our condolences to the families who suffered loss this year.
So, we are going to list the names and dates of death for South African Celebrities who lost their lives in 2020. These are not the only ones but they are certainly on the saddening list of 2020.
Muthray was a South African actor, comedian and presenter. He was best known for being one of the resident comedians on the SABC2 comedy variety game show #Karektas. Muthray also had a guest starring role as Paresh in the Vuzu Amp drama series aYeYe, in 2015. He died in June 2020 probably on the 21st of June 2020. He was acting as Nilesh on Imbewu during the time of death.
Moloi (born 10 February 1953) is best known for her starring role as Vho-Makhadzi on the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango. Moloi left Muvhango a few years ago after many years as one of the most recognized actors on the popular soapie.
Since the start of the popular soapie Candy has played the conniving and powerful Vho- Makhadzi in the Mukwevho chieftaincy and as the voice of authority to Chief Azwindini, played by Gabriel Temudzani.
She is also the mother of actress and producer Lerato Zah Moloi. The two both acted for Muvhango together at one stage.
She passed away on 28 July 2020.
Acting legend Mary Twala
South African actress Mary Twala, Nyo Boto in 2016 international drama Roots, passed away at the age of 80.
Mary’s son and Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo posted a heartfelt message on twitter, announcing her death on Saturday 4 July 2020.
The actress, whose career dates back to the early 1970s, is believed to have completed her latest work in fantasy drama Comatose.
Former Uzalo and Rhythm City actor Sipho Ngema reportedly passed away in a Johannesburg hospital on 21 April 2020 from heart failure.
He suffered from pulmonary hypertension, which caused his heart to fail.
Charles “Big Boy” Maja
He was a South African actor best known for his role on Skeem Saam as Big Boy Mabitsela on the popular soapie. He died on the 10th of April 2020 at the age of 54. Fans even asked producers not replace his character of Big Boy with another actor as this would mean disrespect him.
Popular amapiano DJ and dancer Vusi “Papers 707″ Mabuza
Mabuza was a Amapiano DJ and dancer. The star died in hospital on Wednesday (15 July 2020) in the morning after being admitted to hospital for gout. Mabuza’s death was confirmed to SowetanLIVE’s sister publication TshisaLIVE by his long-time friend and collaborator, Thapelo “Thabza DA DJ” Ranko, who said he was heartbroken by the news.
A daughter to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died on the 13 th of July 2020. She was diagnosed with Covid-19 which caused her death. President Cyril Ramaphosa was among those who came first to congratulate the family for openly revealing her coronavirus status. Zindzi died at 59 years of age.
She was well known as Amapiano Gogo or GeeSixFive. Olpha Passed away on the 9th of December 2020. She is one of the SA celebs latest death case. Born in Emadadeni she had completed her teaching Masters at the age of 60 and was pursuing her PhD in Higher Education.
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