Veteran actor Menzi Ngubane, known for his roles in Generations and Isibaya, has passed away.
The news broke on Saturday night as the arts and culture fraternity expressed their condolences and shock at his passing.
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Nguvane received a kidney transplant in 2014.
Last year, the actor was vocal about his health issues, but downplayed the extent of his illness.
The #PrayForMenziNgubane trended on Twitter as a result, with many fans sending out their thoughts and prayers to the family, after a report alleged the actor had been hospitalised and was battling for his life.
It is not yet known how Ngubane died.
Updates to follow as more information is made available.
Compiled by Nica Richards