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Legendary playwright, actor, musician and composer, Mbongeni Ngema, has passed away on December 27, 2023 in a car accident at Bizana.

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Mbongeni Ngema’s Life

Born on May 10, 1955, the legendary Mbongeni Ngema was best known for his role of Sabela in the iconic struggle movie, “Sarafina!”, which he co-wrote and musically co-produced with the legendary Hugh Masekela.

“Sarafina!” film producer, Anant Singh, also reminisced on their 36 year friendship and Ngema’s contribution to the film that has now become a worldwide classic.

“I was awestruck by the show, his creativity and his talent, and thought that it would make a fantastic film and I ultimately acquired the film rights,” said Singh.

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The Tragic Car Accident

According to various media reports as well as some members of his family, the actor was involved in a tragic car accident in Bizana, on his way back from a funeral that he had attended. His family confirmed his death.

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Social Media Reaction

There were mixed reviews on social media regarding about who he was. As many have naturally passed their condolences and spoke highly of him there has been a fair share of people who are against the ‘good man’ narrative that is being pushed sparking debates.

https://twitter.com/officialnanette/status/1740284847233360233?s=20

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