Mbongeni Ngema, 68, passes away in a head-on collision while returning from a funeral in the Eastern Cape

Mbongeni Ngema

Mbongeni Ngema passes away

Mbongeni Ngema, a veteran music composer and playwright, died on Wednesday evening, December 27, 2023. the creator of  The Sarafina! was killed in a head-on collision while driving back from a funeral in the Eastern Cape.

His family released a statement that reads:

“As the Ngema family, we are deeply devastated about his passing and we will also share further details about the funeral arrangements in due course.”

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved brother, father, husband and a patriot, Mbongeni Ngema. Ngema was killed in a head-on car accident whilst returning from attending a funeral in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape this evening. He was a passenger in the vehicle. Ngema is a renouned playwright, actor, choreographer, composer and singer”

“He is best known for his award-winning works that include Sarafina and Woza Albert. Among his many hit songs is Stimela sa se Zola. An entertaining artist of note, Ngema’s works reflected the spirit of resistance during the Westwood’s of apartheid and liberation struggle.”

source: briefly.co.za

following the announcement on social media, condolences started coming in from fans and well-wishers.

and lots more…

We at Fazehits send our love and comfort to his family at this difficult time…may his soul rest in peace.

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