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Veteran actress Mary Twala (Somizi’s mother) dies at 80

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Veteran actress Mary Twala (Somizi’s mother) dies at 80

Somizi’s mother ‘Mary Twala’ dies at 80.

Veteran South African actor Mary Twala (Somizi Mhlongo’s mother) has died on Saturday, 04 July 2020, at the age of  80.

Twala passed away this morning at Park Lane private hospital.



Somizi Mhlongo announced the heartbreaking news through Instagram, sharing Twala’s last moments:

“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… I’m shattered to the core…..but I’d be very selfish if I dont release her….my mom lived to the fullest….achieved beyond her dreams….its hurts like hell…..I wont lie…..a day without her calling to either say I love u or give me money…….thank u south africa for loving the phenomenal super star that is my mother…….she left us peacefully around 11am at parklane pvt hospital as I was on my way to drop off her gown and a few minutes earlier the dr called to say come shes up and jolly now…..I arrived a few mon late……LALA MA……”

The late Mary Twala’ has appeared in local dramas including Generations, Muvhango, Sarafina, Yizo-Yizo, amongst others.



Tributes under #RIPMaryTwala for the veteran actress are pouring in as South African mourns the veteran actress.


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