Possible breakdown of Nomsa Buthelezi
Close friends and industry mates are reeling with grief after the death of the talented Lindiwe Ndlovu.
Her fellow Lockdown actress Nomsa Buthelezi-Shezi broke down on Facebook Live as she tried to precise her pain.
Lindiwe, who played the role of Sharon on Lockdown, died in her sleep on the morning of January 11 thanks to health complications.
Nomsa took to her Facebook Live saying she “needed” to speak because the death of a lover and former colleague left her heavy-hearted and lonely. The actress, who broke down several times within the video, expressed how devastated she was by Lindiwe’s death.
“Yesterday we lost Lindiwe and that we never saw it coming, Lindiwe was a soldier. She worked when she had a stroke, she would get on set early and that I would see her performing on the set of Lockdown,” Nomsa said in between sobs.
The actress admitted that Lindiwe’s death, additionally to everything else that has been happening within the acting industry and life generally, had triggered other emotions she had previously withheld from the general public about the treatment of actors.
Nomsa wondered aloud whether the adoration that filled social and mainstream media platforms translated to the cash Lindiwe had left for her family. She spoke about how artists are still struggling to purge what’s thanks to them, saying that Lindiwe was everywhere on TV channels but her family could don’t have anything to point out for it.
The actress paid tribute to Lindiwe for her great work ethic and for unwaveringly holding the torch high for the incoming batch of actors within the industry.
Having observed all the love Lindiwe has been showered within death, Nomsa felt compelled to inform her fans that she would preferably be celebrated now, when she remains alive, and not when she has left the building.
“Do not buy me flowers once I am gone, show me now that you simply love me which I even have an area in your heart. don’t post my pictures once I am gone, tell me now that you simply love me and show me,” she said.
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Lindiwe’s long-time agent, Lynne Higgins of Gaenor Artiste Management, was the one who confirmed the actress’ death to TshisaLIVE on Monday evening.
“It’s been a really difficult day. She passed this morning. She had medical issues, high vital sign than on. She apparently had trouble breathing and gave up the ghost in her sleep. I don’t know if her death was associated with Covid,” she said.
Lynne added that Lindiwe had been on the brink of her heart which she would always remember her smile.
“She was just the happiest when she was smiling. She lit up space together with her smile.”
Lindiwe’s career began quite a decade ago when she played the role of Gandhi in Mazinyo Dot Q. She soon became known in homes everywhere Mzansi when she graced the screen because of the Malawian maid Buseje on SABC1’s Ses’Top La.
In September last year, she scored a task on Mzansi Magic’s isiZulu series Ifalakhe.