Sarafina Artist Mbongeni Ngema Died At Eastern Cape
A famous South African playwright, singer, and creator of the famous South African play Sarafina has been getting a lot of praise. to Mbongeni Ngema after he died.
Ngema, who was 68 years old, died in a head-on crash in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape, on Wednesday night. Ngema, a passenger in the car, was coming back from a wake.
He was born in Verulum in the year 1955.
The Ngema family said in a statement that they were heartbroken that Ngema had died in a car accident in the Eastern Cape.
Our hearts are heavy as we tell you about the sudden death of Mbongeni Ngema, our dear brother, father, husband, and patriot.
Winner of Awards
Most people know Ngema for his award-winning works, such as Sarafina and Woza Albert. Stimela sa se Zola is one of his many hit songs.
Ngema was a famous and entertaining artist whose works showed the spirit of resistance during the Westwood years of apartheid and the fight for freedom.
He was also married to Leleti Khumalo, who played the major role in Sarafina! They were married for 14 years before their separation in 2005, when it was said that Khumalo had abused them.
The Ngema family said they would let everyone know more about the funeral plans as soon as they could.
Zizi Kodwa, Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture, was sad to hear about Ngema’s death.
South Africa has lost one of its best playwrights, composers, lyricists, directors, and musicians with the death of Dr. Mbongeni Ngema. People in South Africa and around the world praised Dr. Ngema’s work.
Dr. Ngema brought the plays Woza Albert, Asinamali, and Sarafina to international stages at a very important time in the fight for freedom from apartheid.
These productions not only showed off South African talent, but they also told the world about how South Africans were shunned and abused during apartheid, Kodwa said.
Also, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, the premier of KwaZulu-Natal, said she was very sad about Ngema’s death.
We were shocked to learn of the untimely death of Mbongeni Ngema, a veteran actor who was known all over the world.
He was without a doubt the best producer, songwriter, and lyricist of our time.
We’ve lost a real legend, a leader, and a real theatre ambassador. His family has lost a loved one, and the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government and all of our people are very sorry for their loss, Dube-Ncube said.
Dube-Ncube said that Mbongeni, who was affectionately called “Madlokovu” after his clan name, did more than just make South Africans aware of the political situation in the country during apartheid. He also told the world about the fight of the oppressed people of South Africa.
His help left an indelible mark on our path to freedom, Dube-Ncube said.