Actress Mary Twala has passed away. Mary Twala died at the age of 80 year old. The legendary star of stage and screen died leaving a legacy of a long career and inspiration. She died at her home.
The sad news was relayed by Somizi Mhlongo her son who confirmed that his mother Mary Twala who is a popular actress has left South Africans and the world!
My tree has fallen……..lala Ma pic.twitter.com/CjojR7k2uX
— somizi somGAGA (@somizi) July 4, 2020
To her son Somizi, it’s not only your tree but the nation’s that’s fallen.
Trow back on 12 May 2019, Somizi remembered at a troll who disrespected his mom.
While many people celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday by posting sweet messages to their moms on social media, Idols judge Somizi had to defend his mother against a troll who spoke badly about her looks.
The Twitter user posted a photo of Somizi with his mother, veteran actress Mary Twala, saying he felt sorry for Somizi’s husband, Mohale Motaung, if Somizi were to age like his mom.
In the now-deleted tweet, @Andrielmolobel3 said, “Imagine if Somizi would age like his mom, poor Mohale.”
This caught Somizi’s attention, who then responded by saying:
“Let me engage u…I am proudly gonna age like my mom…..happy and content….just wish yo mom reaches my mom’s age ….and I used the word poor in a wrong sentence…… coz Mohale won’t be…I hope it’s not the case with u and yo gorgeous ageless mom…..u can now unfollow.
let me engage u…. I am proudly gonna age like my mom…..happy and content….just wish yo mom reaches my mom’s age ….and I used the word poor in a wrong sentence……coz mohale wont be….I hope it’s not the case with u and yo gorgeous ageless mom…..u can now unfollow
— somizi somGAGA (@somizi) May 10, 2020
Few Things You Need To Know About Actress Mary Twala
Mary Twala was born on September 14, 1939, she was a veteran South African actress who in 2011 got nominated for Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Twala has featured in several south African local productions. She was a guest cast in the first season of Generations. In 2007, she starred in local drama, Ubizo: The Calling.
In 2010, she played a support role in Hopeville, the film won numerous awards in several festivals and award ceremonies.
She played “Ma Dolly” in the film, which earned her best supporting actress nomination at 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards. After undergoing a medical procedure that kept her out of filming for months, Twala made a comeback in Vaya (film) in 2015.
In 2016, she was one of the ensemble cast in Comatose, a film that featured top acts across Africa including Bimbo Akintola and Hakeem Kae-Kazim. The film tries to establish the point at which it is justifiable to lose a loved one that is unconscious. In 2017, she played a supporting role in the sport film, Beyond the River.
By October in the same year, it was announced that Twala will feature in a new television drama series on Mzanzi Magic titled The Imposter.
Tributes For Late legendary actress Mary Twala Floods..
I won’t even lie the was a tear in my eye reading that Somizi’s mother has passed away ☹️
— iCherry 2.0 (@BiKeR626) July 4, 2020
Rest in Peace Mama Mary Twala, address her with her name she earned it, she is not just Somizi’s Mother she earned her stripes in the industry pic.twitter.com/rdhnBk7Fjw
— The Instigator (@Am_Blujay) July 4, 2020
I am truly speechless you know
The loss of a mother is beyond imagination .Nothing can replace a mother’s love in life . I am so feeling your pain . I am there with you in your troubled times
God will give you the strength to survive!@somizi
— B L A C K C H I L D🌬️ (@ZiphoratorSA) July 4, 2020
— Xoli Zondo (@XoliswaZondo) July 4, 2020
“My tree has fallen… lala Ma,” said Somizi Mhlongo when confirming that his mother – legendary actress Mary Twala has left South Africans and the world! #RipMaryTwala and condolences to the entire family, friends and the entire Universe! Lala ngoxolo Mam’ Mary U served us well! pic.twitter.com/dJQFkZ34VQ
— Mgosi.co.za (@Mgosi_SA) July 4, 2020
So saddened by the news of mama Mary’s passing. I loved her so much, she was such a vibe. She died a very proud and loved mother. Somizi did everything in his power to make her comfortable and happy. Hamba kahle mama #RIPMaryTwala
— Babes wa makhekhe (@Connie_Setladi) July 4, 2020
May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.. I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family my deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of ur Mother Rest In Peace. #Somizi SomGaga pic.twitter.com/74XxG4lhWv
— 💅Ngwanyana Wah Technology💅 (@Pray04036591) July 4, 2020
Death relieves our loved ones of their suffering, but it puts us in pain… what a conflict🤦🏾♂️ . My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May time help you heal and bring you peace SomG
— JAMNADAS (@Ngcwina_) July 4, 2020