Cape Town – Veteran actress Nomhle Nkonyeni has died at the age of 77.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa has released a moving tribute to the actress, well-known for her roles on Mzansi, Tsha Tsha and the 2007 mini-series Society.
Following the news of her death, messages of condolences have flooded social media, with many paying tribute to the legendary actress.
He opens his tribute with the words of the late composer Michael Moerane.
READ THE FULL TRIBUTE BELOW:
Had I the musical genius of the late composer Michael Moerane, and had to write a song befitting this devastating occurrence, I might have written the song Mr Moerane wrote- “Sylvia”, except mine would have been entitled “Nomhle”.
The song- a beautiful tribute about the death of a matriarch- goes… (Allow me for but this mournful period, to replace the name in the original title of the song):
“Nomhle, mntakwethu, ntomb’asekhaya (Nomhle, my elder sister)
Kazi ndothini ukuthetha nawe (What words do I use to speak to you?)
Xana ku namhlanje sosala sodwa (Now that today you have left us all alone)
Ewe, ke namhlanje sizinkedama. (Yes, today, we are orphans.)
Kazi kunamhlanje soba yini na (As of this day what will become of us?)
Kambe sitsho sithi ndlela ntle.“