Menzi Ngubane’s widow breaks down during his funeral service

Menzi Ngubane’s widow breaks down during his funeral service

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Late actor, Menzi Ngubane was laid to rest yesterday on the 20th of March.

In an overwhelming show of love celebs like Dumi Mkokstad, Winnie Ntshaba and Ayanda Ncwane joined many celebs who went to pay their last respects.

 

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The actor was laid to rest alongside his father who died three days after his death.

“Menzi’s father also passed on today (16 March) and the family is still trying to come to terms with the tragic loss,” she said.

This tragic loss occurred whilst the Ngubane family is preparing to lay the former Isibaya actor to rest on Saturday. Menzi will be laid to rest in Ladysmith KwaZulu-Natal. The 56-year-old has been battling with diabetes and kidney disease for years, and he succumbed to a stroke.

Announcing his death, his family said in a statement, “It is with the great loss that the Ngubane family announces the passing of its son, acclaimed actor Menzi Ngubane, who passed away earlier today. Menzi spent much of his time in trying to demystify issues relating to kidney disease and sugar diabetes while promoting positive lifestyle changes needed to cope with the diseases.”


A spokesperson then added, “As a family, we wish to thank everyone for their continued and sustained support and the prayers for our beloved son whose battle with kidney failure and sugar diabetes had become an open secret over the years.

“We wish to mourn the passing of our beloved son in private and will communicate the funeral and other arrangements in due course.“

Last year on his father’s 90th birthday, Menzi made sure that he made his special day a very memorable one as he held his father in high esteem. Taking to Instagram, he said his wife helped him bring their families together, “This past weekend marked the most important celebration in my life. My dad turned 90-years-old. My queen and I decided to bring family and friends together to honour our most cherished gentleman, my dad. I feel very blessed to have him in my life, as much as I’m a father myself.”

 

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Paying homage to the veteran actor was film producer Mfundi Vundla, he told TshisaLive, “I will always remember him as a great artist. He was very professional and a role model. Young people wanted to be like him. He stood out. He leaves behind a legacy. Thank goodness there is a record of his work that will always remain in tribute to him, something that can never been taken, for generations to see and be inspired by.”