by Nkululeko Zondi

Veteran actress Mary Twala (Mhlongo) dies at age 80 years old.

Mother to reality show star and TV personality Somizi Mhlongo passed on this morning at 11 AM at Parklane Hospital in Johannesburg.
Somizi took to social media to share the sad news.
Today’s my late father’s birthday and my mom decided to respond to his call to join him in heaven. The tree has fallen,” he wrote.

I’m shattered to the core, but I’d be very selfish if I don’t release her. My mom lived to the fullest, achieved beyond her dreams. It  hurts like hell, I wont lie. A day without her calling to either say I love you or give me money.”

He thanked South Africans for embracing her.
“Thank you South Africa for loving the phenomenal super star that is my mother. She left us peacefully around 11am at Parklane Private hospital as I was on my way to drop off her gown and a few minutes earlier the Dr called to say come she’s up and jolly now. I arrived a few minutes late. Lala Ma.”

Mary Twal’s acting career dates back to the early 1970’s performing in film, television and theatre making her an iconic figure in African entertainment.
She started on  international films such as Mapantsula, Sarafina!, A Love in Africa, Malunde, Dr Lucille, Nyaka-Nyaka, Ngaka, Deliwe, Friends, Game for Vultures, Taxi to Soweto (for which she won a Best Supporting Actress award), Waati, Science Classic and Score.

Your contribution shall be treasured forever. Rest in Peace Ma!
Picture: Bahumi/Instagram 

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