Actor Mncedisi Shabangu has passed on
Award-winning actor Mncedisi Shabangu was confirmed dead on Sunday, 24th of July, 2022.
The family of the late star confirmed his passing in an official statement but the cause of death was vague.
“It is with great sadness to announce that the Shabangu family informs you of the sudden passing of Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu.”
“He passed away in the early hours of this morning. The family appreciates all messages and requests privacy at this difficult time.”
The 53-year-old has acted and directed many theatre productions and has been on TV shows like Rhythm City where he played Khulekani, The Lab, and iNumber Number, to name a few. In 2020 he won a SAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for playing this role.
Tributes flood social media as many were shocked at his passing.
“My big brother, my friend, my mentor, my advisor & confidant, has passed away.. I am so heartbroken.. Rest In Eternal Peace TaMnce, Mnce Mncwa, bhut’ Lekese, “yiza ngomva s’thandwa sam, uyang’ kilikita”.. I will NEVER forget you.. See you on the other side my “Maestro”.. Goodbye Mncedisi Shabangu,” Actor Atandwa Kani wrote in his tribute to the late star on Instagram.