The South African celebrities who were known for their talents in the public eye and passed away in the year 2021 were extraordinary people. The passing of a well-known figure in South Africa has repercussions that stretch across the entirety of the country. As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa, the lives of a number of notable people have been cut tragically short. Many people are concerned, asking when they will see an end to the tragic deaths of famous people.
In the year 2021, who were some of the persons who were known the most all throughout the world? Mzansi has lost a lot of potential residents in the past year, including influential politicians and businesspeople in the media industry. On the other hand, the vast majority of contemporary South African celebrities are associated in some way with the entertainment or music industry. Each of these famous people has developed a profound connection with their legions of devoted followers. Here is a list of noteworthy South Africans who lived in the past yet continue to be remembered in the present day after their passing.
1. Shona Ferguson
The late and legendary Shona Ferguson. Photo: @The Voice Newspaper Botswana Source: Facebook
According to wiki, Shona Ferguson was one of the well-known people from South Africa who passed away in the year 2021. At the time of her passing on July 31, 2021, renowned actress Shona Ferguson was a patient at Milpark Hospital in Los Angeles. He passed away on August 4, 2021 as a result of complications associated to COVID-19 and was laid to rest after his death. The South African entertainment industry will continue to feel the effects of Ferguson's accomplishments as a producer, director, and writer for many years to come. He was an extremely successful businessman in addition to being a well-known personality in the entertainment sector.
2. Lieb Bester
The late Lieb Bester, the talented Binnelanders actor. Photo: @kykNET Source: Facebook
Lieb Bester, who was 72 years old when he passed away in 2021, is included on this list of South African celebrities who passed away that year. The renowned actor is well known for his performances as Binnelanders and Villa Rosa, two of his most well-known characters. Due to difficulties from COVID-19, Bester had to make three trips to the hospital. In June, he was admitted to the hospital for the first time after developing an infection in both of his kidneys. The infection forced him to be transported to the hospital. On July 21, 2021, it was decided that he had been unsuccessful in winning the competition.
3. Tsepo Tshola
The late Tsepo Tshola, the legendary jazz musician. Photo: @Tsepo Tshola Source: Facebook
Tsepo Tshola, a famous musician from South Africa, passed away very recently. Tshepo, whose baritone voice and jazz compositions earned him a lot of acclaim, passed away not too long ago. Tshepo Tshola, who was 67 years old at the time of the defeat on July 15, 2021, was defeated by COVID-19. The battle took place on that day. At the Heroes Acre in Thaba Bosiu, Lesotho, on the 30th of July, 2021, the once-great legend will be laid to rest after having passed away.
4. DJ Mzwandile Nzimande
DJ Mzwandile wearing a Loxion Kulca brand's T-shirt. Photo: @Tshifhumulo Nesengani Source: Facebook
DJ Wandi, 44 years old, passed away at the Olivedale Clinic in Johannesburg after a brief battle with sickness. On the morning of Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at about nine o'clock in the morning, he passed away as a consequence of a positive COVID-19 test. It was left up to the deceased man's wife, Hlapo, and their three daughters, Senzi, Zandi, and Zwelethu, to grieve after he passed away.
5. Geoff Makhubo
The late Geoff Makhubo, the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg Municipality. Photo: @Mayor Geoff Makhubo Source: Facebook
In the year 2021, COVID-19 was responsible for the murder of Geoff Makhubo. As the Executive Mayor of the Johannesburg Municipality, he held a position that made him well-known throughout the city. In addition to this, he held a range of administrative positions on the Johannesburg City Council and was an outspoken supporter of HIV/AIDS response and anti-stigma initiatives. In the end, Geoff Makhubo's battle with COVID-19 was too much for him, and he passed away on July 9, 2021.
6. Steve Kekana
The late Steve Kekana, the legendary South African singer and songwriter. Photo: @Ambitiouz Ent Source: Facebook
Tebogo is a 62-year-old former educator who is now enjoying his retirement. Steve Kekana was a well-known South African musician and composer who came to prominence in the 1980s. His career began in the 1970s. After being born in Cape Town, he spent the majority of his childhood in Johannesburg. In spite of the fact that he lost his sight at an early age, he has never failed to astound Mzansi with the extraordinary skill he possesses. On July 1, 2021, Steve Kekana passed away as a direct result of COVID-19.
7. Sindi van Zyl
Dr Sindisiwe kept short hairstyles. Photo: @Sindisiwe van Zyl Source: Facebook
It has been reported by the Associated Press that Sindi van Zyl was one of the well-known people from South Africa who passed away in the year 2021. Sindi van Zyl, who was a medical doctor and the host of a radio show on Kaya FM in South Africa, was known as "the people's doctor." On April 10th, 2021, Dr. Sindi passed away as a result of complications from cancer at a hospital in Johannesburg. She was admitted to the hospital just before she passed away after a diagnosis of COVID-19 was made for her.
8. Jackson Mthembu
The Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, announcing the COVID-19 regulations and directives in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: @Sydney Seshibedi Source: Getty Images
The latter South African politician passed away as a consequence of the troubles caused by COVID-19. According to the official certificate of death, the Minister in the Presidency, who was 62 years old, first showed symptoms of the illness on January 11 and passed away on January 21. His activism against apartheid in Mzansi during the 1970s will be fondly remembered throughout the remainder of his life in that country.
The lives of these South African giants, who passed away in the year 2021, will forever be remembered for their contributions to the history of South African entertainment. The news of their deaths was a blow to the lives of millions of people. Their concepts and potential implications are no longer with us, but their memories will continue to be ingrained in our brains and hearts for an unending amount of time.
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