Farwell! Actress and jazz artist Sheila Khumalo (71) has died Imbewu

Farwell! Actress and jazz artist Sheila Khumalo (71) has died Imbewu128103867 198140708579136 25265842659737800 nffffffffffffffffffff
 Actress and jazz artist Sheila Khumalo (71) has died. She died on Tuesday, 6 April, at King Edward Hospital in Durban. According to her daughter Zaba Khoza, Sheila’s leg started getting sore on Good Friday. However, before this, she was strong and healthy. “When she awakened on Good Friday, she couldn’t feel her leg. She said it felt weak then she couldn’t move it. We suspected she was getting a stroke due to the symptoms but we weren’t sure. Between Friday and Sunday, we thought she’d recover because, besides the sore leg, she was generally okay.


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She was still ready to walk and talk. But on Monday she got worse and that’s once we took her to the closest clinic,” explained Zaba. Sheila Khumalo At the clinic it had been confirmed that she had a stroke and she or he was transferred to King Edward Hospital, where she died on Tuesday. Sheila appeared on several productions including the sport, Imbewu, Durban Gen and her own production, Malibuye. She also wont to perform at Durban Playhouse. Her younger sister, Barbra Ntombizodwa Msomi described her as an activist and dedicated artist. She said her sister was hooked in to education, community development, issues affecting women and land rights. “Growing up she wanted nothing else but to be within the show business. This was her calling and she or he didn’t mind dying on stage. It came as no surprise that she pursued arts and performance as a full-time career. At the time of her death she was showcasing her production, Malibuye, a stage play about land.Sheila Khumalo 1

We had been showcasing this stage fiddle KZN including at the BAT Centre, Playhouse and in Pietermaritzburg. We were hoping to showcase some more after the lockdown,” she said. Barbra said Sheila’s production will still be showcased in her honour. Sheila’s funeral are going to be held at KwaMashu from 9am on Saturday, 10 April and her memorial service are going to be from midday at the Durban Playhouse. -daily sun