South Africa has lost yet another veteran actor as Candy Moloi dies. 2020 is nothing but a disastrous year that has left many gaps and voids that will never be filled again.
She is the mother of actress Lerato Zah Moloi.
In recent weeks, the country had to deal with the death of Mary Twala, the mother of entertainer Somizi Mhlongo. Apart from Mary, a host of entertainers, activists and popular individuals such as Zindzi Mandela, DJ Paper707, Andrew Mlangeni and many more have passed away.
Candy Moloi dies
Candy Moloi played the original Vho Makhadzi on SABC2’s soapie Muvhango. In 2014, she played the role of MaModumedi in the mini-series “Death of a Queen.”
Candy won the 2009 SAFTA Award for best-supporting actress in a TV soapie for her role on Muvhango. Candy’s passing away was confirmed by Muvhango boss Duma Ndlovu.
Her death was received with grief by fans. “South African film industry has lost a legendary actress here,” wrote one person.
#RIPCandyMoloi South African film industry has lost a legendary actress here. She did the best as Makhadzi on Muvhango and I still remember her from one of my favourite dramas called Death of a Queen, where she was the Queen's grandmother. May her soul rest in peace. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/TlVRuxljO9
— Koketšo Hope Motau (@KoketsoMotau_) July 28, 2020
Another fan wrote that “2020 is so rude, can we pass the year already.”
I’m really saddened to learn about the passing of Mme Candy Moloi, the original Vho-Makadzi. Thank you for paving the way. My sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones. #RIPCandyMoloi 💔 pic.twitter.com/NfQiyMTrmb
— Didie Makobane #TheShortQueen👑 (@didiemakobane) July 28, 2020
There is no doubt that RIP is one of the leading phrases this year due to the increasing number of deaths of both ordinary and popular people.
In other sad news, Mandla Sindane aka Mgijimi, a well-known Orlando Pirates staunch supporter passed away. His death was confirmed by the Orlando Pirates.
☠ Once. Always.
The Club is saddened to learn of the passing of one of its staunchest and most active supporters Mandla Sindane. Rest In Peace, Mgijimi 🏴☠️#RIPmgijimi
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) July 28, 2020
Although Mgijimi was a Buccaneer, his death is a big blow to football and the sporting industry. Mgijimi’s passed away at home and his body was discovered by his father.
— DKN Online News (@DKNOnline_News) July 28, 2020
Football presenter Robert Marawa paid his tribute to the fallen fan. “He loved his football so much…He dearly loved his Orlando Pirates with all his heart and would travel countrywide to watch his beloved team,” wrote Marawa.
These are indeed tough times.
— 💦The Silent one💦 (@SilentMunyai) July 28, 2020
Life is no longer the same again. It seems as if the season of death has visited the world.