Tributes are streaming in via social media after news of veteran actress Nomhle Nkonyeni’s death.
Dispatch reports that Nkonyeni’s nephew Vusi Manapha confirmed that she died on Wednesday morning at 4.30am.
Earlier this year, the 77-year-old actress received the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver and had Aggrey Road in New Brighton, where she grew up, renamed in her honour.
During her 50-year career the actress had appeared in productions such as Igazi, Gaz’lam and the eTV soapie Scandal!
Condolences immediately began streaming in on social media following the legendary actress’s passing.
— Conversations with Jay (@ConvoswithJay) July 10, 2019
— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) July 10, 2019
Waking up on the news of Nomhle Nkonyeni has departed. ???? pic.twitter.com/qnpOwYtVte
— Mahlubi (@Yandani_YM) July 10, 2019
I am deeply saddened by the passing of a great friend Nomhle Nkonyeni. I have just received the news from Minister Nathi Mthethwa. I have no words to express my pain. pic.twitter.com/uTtGB3dxPR
— JohnKani (@JohnKani2) July 10, 2019
Mama Nomhle Nkonyeni saved my life in Grahamstown 2011 NAF.She made it clear to me that I had no single bone of acting , She explicitly told me to quite acting and find something else in the arts. The best advice ever. #RIPNomhleNkonyeni pic.twitter.com/Tlx0ywdGUU
— Vusi’Africa (@Vusiafrica) July 10, 2019
— lady Justice ⚖️ ???????????????? (@Kabello11) July 10, 2019
— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) July 10, 2019