Mncedisi Shabangu Joined Uzalo Before He Died
The late veteran actor Mncedisi Shabangu had joined SABC 1’s biggest show Uzalo, and he was supposed to start shooting today.
Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu died in the early hours of 24 July at 53. Mncedisi Shabangu’s brother Mthokozisi Shabangu revealed that Mncedisi passed away in the early hours of Sunday after complaining of chest pains.
Shabangu was best known for the role of Khulekani Ngobese, which he depicted on the former eTV hit flagship drama series Rhythm City. In 2020, he won a Best Supporting Actor accolade at the South Africa Film and Television Award for the role.
Rhythm City aired its final episode on 16 July 2020. Little did viewers know that this would be the last time seeing Mncedisi Shabangu in a television series.
Before his untimely death, Shabangu had joined SABC 1’s Uzalo and was due to start shooting today, 25 July 2022.
Shabangu’s close friend DiepCity actor Hamilton Dlamini spoke to Daily Sun and revealed the development.
Mncedisi was an actor, director, and writer, someone who is hard to find in this industry. I am very sad and heartbroken, you know, he has a bright future ahead.
He was supposed to start shooting Uzalo on Monday, and also, we were supposed to have a European Tour of The Head and The Load by William Kentridge in November this year. He was going to play the first lead. I don’t know what to say, but I’m very heartbroken.
I’ve learned a lot from him. He always said that without formal education, you can make it if you work hard.
Mncedisi Shabangu has featured in The Lab as Skumbuzo, The Other Woman, Home Sweet Home, Ingozi, INumber Number, The Kingdom and Rhythm City.