Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has sent its condolences to the family of renowned South African actress Nomhle Nkonyeni, who died on Wednesday, aged 77
In a statement, the metro said that the actress used her talent to contribute to South Africa’s struggle for freedom.
“She was still actively practicing her craft with her wealth of experience to empower young actors and encouraging them to get involved in arts and culture in the City,” the municipality said.
Nkonyeni hails from New Brighton in Port Elizabeth, a township that is also home to Winston Ntshona and John Kani. Aggrey Road in New Brighton was renamed in her honour. She was best known for her roles in Tsha-Tsha and international films Red Dust and Catch a Fire.
On Facebook, condolences have poured in for the actress with many thanking her for her contribution to the arts.
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Earlier this year Nkonyeni was recognised and honoured with a National Order of Ikhamanga in Silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa – an accolade given to South Africans who have excelled in the fields of arts and culture, music, journalism and sport.
— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) July 10, 2019
We send our condolences to the family of iconic actress Nomhle Nkonyeni. She will be remembered for her excellent contribution to the performing arts. Earlier this year, she was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver. Ugqatso ulifezile! #RIPNomhleNkonyeni pic.twitter.com/iP6MeRWjEA
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) July 10, 2019
— Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) July 10, 2019
In receiving the tragic news of the passing of Veteran Actress Nomhle Nkonyeni, I am reminded of her dedication dream to leave a legacy. Though we mourn this loss, we have no doubt in our hearts that she fulfilled this dream her legacy will live on forever. #RIPNomhleNkonyeni pic.twitter.com/hWBJJvUZNV
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) July 10, 2019
I’m saddened to hear about the passing of Gogo Nomhle Nkonyeni. A legend, thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us on our screens. You will forever be in our hearts. Condolences to the family, friends and colleagues. ??
— Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane (@AdvBMkhwebane) July 10, 2019
Lala Ngoxolo Qhawe elihle…uyifezile indima yakho! One of our country’s finest. You never missed a moment to teach us and share your knowledge. Ever the consummate professional our source of comedic relief on and off set. We will miss you Mama? #RIPNomhleNkonyeni pic.twitter.com/j1rkCMJBhU
— Kgomotso Christopher (@kgchristopher) July 10, 2019
Author: ANA Newswire