Abdul Khoza Sings Menzi Ngubane’s Praises In A Heartfelt Appreciation Post. Menzi Ngubane continues to receive his flowers. At the just held South African Film and Television awards he bagged himself an award for the Best Telenovela Actor for his portrayal of Judas Ngwenya in Isibaya.
His wife, Sikelelwa Ngubane, accepted the award on his behalf. In her acceptance speech, she spoke about how Ngubane’s death was not only a loss to his family ad loved ones, but a loss to the entire South Africa. “I’m grateful that at last your work has been recognized and honored and today you are receiving this Safta. We are also grateful as your family. We will always remember you and miss you. Rest in peace my husband,” she said.
The legendary actor died on March 13 after suffering a stroke at the age of 56. Although it has been two months since his untimely death, no one has forgotten his great work, as well as contribution in the industry.
Another person who Menzi had an impact on is Abdul Khoza. He penned an emotional tribute to his mentor, after he posthumously scooped a Safta this past Saturday. Abdul played the role of Qaphela, the son of the late Ngubane. The two were close both on and off set.
“I have never posted since I lost you @menzingubanesa & many will never understand what you meant to me. But I finally cried tears of joy when I finally witnessed your flowers on this year’s SAFTAS. So I just want to say siyabonga SOMAHASHI for everything you gave us with each breathe you took with your unmatched talents in this industry. Today I can only share the song we made together as father & son, whilst playing those roles on screen too. @bomb_productions & @isibayamzansi thank you for giving me a father & mentor in the industry. Ngwenya family & my extended Isibaya family as a whole, I love each & everyone of YOU. To everyone who loved & supported this legend & his work, and thank you.
BEST MALE ACTOR!! 🙏🏿
Long Live SOMAHASHI!!,” Khoza said.