Missed by his fans! Some of the biggest productions Menzi Ngubane worked on

 Missed by his fans! Some of the biggest productions Menzi Ngubane worked on

KAGISO, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 26: Former ‘Generations’ actor Menzi Ngubane and his bride Sikelwa during their traditional wedding on September 26, 2015 in Kagiso, South Africa. The couple held umembeso, a ceremony welcoming Ngubane into Sikelwa’s family on Saturday. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Sun / Lucky Morajane)

From Cijimpi on Kwakhala Nyonini to Sibusiso Dlomo on Generations, we glance at a number of the notable roles the late Menzi Ngubane tackled with finesse. It is unbelievable that renowned actor Menzi Ngubane is being written about within the past after he succumbed to a stroke this past Saturday. He was a media darling who had an illustrious career spanning quite three decades. “Ngubanewill be missed by his fans and industry at large for his professionalism and dedication to the industry. He was a sought-after actor who was respected locally and internationally,” read a press release by the family. It’s also true, because Menzi starred in many of the very best rated productions and, to a particular extent, he was the most attraction as many watched his talent unfold. Menzi made his debut as a young man on Kwakhala Nyonini, when he starred as Cijimpi, a rural boy whose mom, during a polygamous arrangement, resorted to witchcraftto keep his dad.

From there on he became a household name and in many roles he was typecast as a thug with a temper or a strong man nobody dares to the touch. ALSO READ: ‘Ntombi’s soulmate’ Sonia Mbele pays tribute to Menzi Ngubane It is for this reason many can always remember his role as Mazwi on Ubambo Lwam, a thug who tormented people in his community and reception, but gave his mom all the respect. Another notable stint is Sibusiso Dlomo on Generations, a task many of us will always remember because they still called him by Sibusiso Dlomo until the day he gave up the ghost. Menzi also featured on Gaz’ Lam, Yizo Yizo, the way to steal 2Million, Heist, Ashes2 Ashes and Family Secrets…the list is long. It was while he was on Generations that Menzi flirted with death and spoke openly about his battle with renal disorder.
The Ladysmith actor spent much of his time trying to demystify renal disorder and sugar diabetes while promoting positive lifestyle changes needed to deal with the disease. While many had written him faraway from the tv industry, he emerged stronger as Judas Ngwenya on Isibaya until last year. He was rumoured to be joining The Queen but that didn’t happen and lots of speculated it had been thanks to lockdown. Everyone thought he was taking a well-deserved break, but behind the scenes he was fighting for his life. His funeral arrangements are expected to be finalised today.

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