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SA Celebrities Who Left Us Too Soon This Year (2021).

South Africa is continuously in mourning as we keep losing well known personalities. This year even well known individuals have also succumbed to their death as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The entertainment industry has been the most affected as we continue to lose well known actors and musicians. This year alone we have lost more than ten well known celebrities in the country.

We have since decided to compile a list of those we have lost so far this year with the aim of paying our last respect. We take a look at well known South African celebrities we have lost so far this year.

1. DJ Mzwandile Nzimande

DJ Mzwandile Nziwande was famously known as Wandi or DJ 1D. He was a renowned Disc Jockey. He was also the co-founder of popular streetwear and lifestyle brand loxion Kulca

It has been reported that he had tested positive for Covid 19. It has been stated that he passed away on 13 January at exactly 9:00am at the age of 44 years.

2. Jonas Gwangwa

Jonas Gwangwa was a well South African jazz musician, songwriter and producer. The late Gwangwa had been in the industry for over 40 years.

According to information obtained he passed away on 23 January 2021 at the age of 83 years.

3. Kabelo Molopyane

Kabelo Molopyane was a well known Club DJ, MC and Motsweding FM Sports show host. "KB" as affectionately as he was known made his listeners fall in love with Setswana.

He succumbed to his death on 17 January 2021 at the age of 46 years.

4. Lindiwe Thembelani Ndlovu

Lindiwe Thembekani Ndlovu was a well known actress who was famously known for her roles on Scandal, Stokvel, Lockdown, Isono, Backstage, Home Affairs and Soul City amongst a few leading productions.

She succumbed to her death on 11 January 2021. It has been reported that she died in her sleep.

5. Luzuko Nteleko

Luzuko Nteleko was a well known talented actor. He was best known for his roles on Muvhango, Zone 14 and Ring of Lies. According to his family he succumbed to his death as a result of stage four brain cancer.

It is also believed that he was diagnosed with the disease two years ago.

6. Menzi Ngubane

Menzi Ngubane was one of the most seasoned actors in South Africa. He was famously known for his role as Sibusiso Dlomo on Generations and as well as Judas on isibaya.

In 2012 he was diagnosed with kidney failure and a few years down the line he had an operation procedure done. Ngubane succumbed to death on March 2021.

7. Noxolo Maqashalala

Noxolo Maqashalala was a famous well known actress who was known for her roles on Tsha Tsha, Generations, Intersexions and Rhythm City. She succumbed to her death on 19 March 2021 after being found deceased at her apartment in Honeydew.

A post motern conducted would prove that she died of natural causes.

8. Sam Phillips

Sam Philips was a well known actor, director, producer, writer and music composer. He was famously known for his role on Soul City, Backstage and Isibaya.

Phillips passed away on 16 January 2021 at the age of 72 years.

9. Sindisiwe Van Zyl

Sindisiwe Van Zyl was a medical doctor and a Kaya FM talk show host. She succumbed to her death on 10 April 2021 after being diagnosed with Covid 19.

10. Steve Kekana

Steve Kekana was an award winning South African singer and songwriter. He had been in the music industry since the early 1980s. Kekana succumbed to his death on 1 July 2021 at the age of 62 years.

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