It's always a very sad tragedy to lose a personality on our screens regardless by a sickness or a sudden action. May these talented people rest well as their good works to entertain us remain on this world forever. We will always miss them.
1. Lebo Mathosa (17 Jul 1977 - 23 Oct 2006)
Lebo Mathosa was a popular South African kwaito singer. She joined a South African musical band called Boom Shaka at the age of 17. She was discovered by music producer named Don Laka. She was a successful kwaito artist. She won the Style Best Dressed Woman of the year in 2001. She was also nominated by FHM magazine as of Africa's sexiest women.
Her life was cut short by a car crash when she was 29 years old. Her driver lost control of her vehicle as they were travelling on the N3 highway in East Rand. We miss you Queen of Pop.
2. Joe Mafela (25 June 1942 -18 Mar 2017)
Joe has done it all in the entertainment industry of South Africa. His talent was extraordinary. He was an actor, writer, producer, director, singer, comidian and a businessman. He gained fame while acting on the comedy series Sgudi Snaysi and was playing a role of Sdumo. He also played a role in Generation as an uncle at the Moroka clan.He received multiple awards throughout his career including a Theatre Management of South Africa Lifetime Achievement.
He lost his life in a car crash that occurs on the 18 March 2017. This accident occurred on M1 North of Joburg where two cars collided. Rest in peace tata.
3. Simba Mhere (29 Oct 1988 - 31 Jan 2015)
This handsome young man was a Top Billing presenter. He joined the team of Top Billing in in 2010. He was born in Zimbabwe but grew in South Africa where he attended Randpark High School, he went on to study at the University of Johannesburg. Mhere was described as somebody with immaculate style and humble personality that made people turn heads and dream positive wherever he went.
His breath was pause permanently by a car crash in the early hours of Saturday morning. Eight other people were reportedly declared as dead on the crash that took place on the N3 North near Marlboro offramp. Some of the victims were air lifted from the scene for medical attention. Rest in peace young man.
4. Leslie Phuti Manyathela (4 Sep 1981 - 9 Aug 2003)
This was a goal poaching veteran of South Africa. This professional footballer played as a striker who played for the PLS club Orlando Pirates and South African national team. This prolific goalscorer scored 48 goals in 73 appearances for the Buccaneers and was the league's top goal scorer in 2003.
Later that year he was involved in a car accident which resulted in his death as he was 21 years old of age. Following his death, the PSL award for the top goalscorer was renamed the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot in his honour and also the national team temporarily retired the number 19jersey which he had previously won. The crash took place on Saturday night on his way home after a Supa 8 match against Jomo Cosmos. The striker was on his way to his hometown Musina to spend some time with his mom and accident is believed to have occurred some 30 km away from Musina. RIP Slow Poison.
5. Akhumzi Jezile (15 Jan 1989 - 28 Apr 2018)
Akhumzi Jezile was a South African actor, Television presenter and producer in SABC 1. At a very young age, he acquired a role as a presenter in YOTV. He elevated his career by playing a role in the SABC drama series Tempy Pushas as Ngulube. His future was so bright as a result, he won a SAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV drama this role.
God took him away by a car crash together with his three friends including Thobani Mseleni and Siyasanga Kobese in Alwal North near Queenstown. He was on his way to Ngcobo to bury his granny but sadly couldn't reach that destination alive. He is sadly miss by fellow South Africans
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