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Veteran actor Mac Mathunjwa reportedly dies



South African veteran actor Mac Mathunjwa has been reported dead.

The talented actor popularly known for his role as Vusi in Home Affairs and Rev Phiri in Bone of Bones died in the early hours of Monday morning, 31 May.

His passing was confirmed by his daughter Zanoxolo Mathunjwa who took to social media and said that she was heartbroken.

“RIP daddy, heartbroken. MacDonald Ndodana Mathunjwa passed away today,” she said.


Since the news of his passing, tributes and heartfelt messages of condolences have been pouring in for the veteran actor.

Asiphe Nyabali said may God be with the Mathunjwa family.

“Oh, lilele ixhego, I’ve enjoyed watching him over the years. May his soul rest in perfect peace and I pray comfort upon you and the family. Now I’d suggest you look forward to that great resurrection morning when the trumpet shall sound! God be with you and the family,” she said.

While Ncoumi Gouwe said: “So sorry for your loss, whenever your dad played a role, he embodied the father figure and didn’t look or sound like he was acting. Very authentic person through the screen, may his soul RIP.”

While Hlubi Radebe said it was awful news to wake up to.

“Thanks to you and your family for sharing him with the whole country. He is one of those actors I grew up on. Thuthuzelekani nilusapho. Aphumle ngoxolo,” she said.

Mac was born as Macdonald Mathunjwa. He became a popular actor for his various movie role on Tropical Heat which he did in 1991, Soul City in 1994 and uGugu no Andile in 2008.

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