BREAKING: Legendary actress, Lindiwe Ndlovu has died. The SAFTA award winner passed this morning in her home and this was confirmed by her acting agency, Gaenor Artist Management.
Lindiwe is best known for her sitcom roles as Qondi in Mazinyo Dot Q (2004) and as Malawian maid Buseje in Ses’Top La.
She has had small roles in numerous other television series including Egoli, Stokvel, Erfsondes, Soul City, Scandal!, Isidingo, Backstage, Ga Re Dumele and Home Affairs.
She also has a starring role as Sponono, a hardened woman criminal who has spent 10 years in jail for murdering a man who tried to rape Gasta, in the Mzansi Magic soap opera Zabalaza.
Here are some of the roles she acted in her glorious career:
Agent – Season 1: Olipha
eHostela – Season 1: MaMkhize
Erfsondes – Season 2: Receptionist
Generations – Season 1: Nelisiwe
Greed & Desire – Season 1: Jabu
Home Affairs – Season 4: Tiny
Ifalakhe – Season 1: Anatsa
Isono – Season 1: Francina
Lockdown – Season 1: Sharon
Lockdown – Season 2: Sharon
Lockdown – Season 3: Sharon
Room 9 – Season 1: Prenatal Doctor
Ses’Top La – Season 1: Buseje
The South African Film and Television Awards – Season 8: Presenter – Herself
Thola – Season 2: Seloane
Umlilo – Season 3: Nurse Nonzi
Umlilo – Season 4: Nurse Nonzi
Uzalo – Season 3: Patjutju
Zabalaza (2013) – Season 1: Sponono
Zabalaza (2013) – Season 2: Sponono
Zabalaza (2013) – Season 3: Sponono
Condolences messages are pouring for Lindiwe Ndlovu with #RIPLindiweNdlovu trending on Twitter.
“She was the best, she did amazing in her roles she made many African women believe in their talents. An actress with great humour who entertained us in our homes. She contributed to the creative art greatly… Rest Peacefully our Queen Lindiwe Ndlovu,” posted one proud fan.
Below is an official statement on Lindiwe Ndlovu’s death.
Lindiwe Ndlovu — Press release — 11 January 2020
It is with heavy hearts and unimaginable sadness that we bring you the news of Lindiwe Thembekani Ndlovu passing in her home this morning 11′ January. Her bright, large burning light has gone out and we are devastated to bring you this sad news. To us Lindiwe was family but to many, she was so much more. An unsung incredible actress who will leave a huge space in the creative world of acting. Her incredible passion, deep respect for her craft and an unrivalled commitment to her career evident in every project she took on.
Her career has been long and full of industry accolades and performances. By far her greatest achievement was receiving her SAFTA Award, which was presented to her by the incredible American actor Samuel L Jackson, which she received for Best Actress in a Feature film.
Lindiwe’s love for the stage is reflected in the many productions she gave her heart and soul to. A large number of them being performed at the Market Theatre, to which she had strong ties with her entire career, even spending her younger days completing two years of studies there.
From a TV and film production aspect, there are too many of her roles to mention, each of them giving herself into the character and process heart and soul.
What we will remember most is her love and unwavering dedication to her friends and family. She had a larger than life presence that was undeniably infectious to those who loved her.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends of which she had many. Lindiwe was part of the fabric of Gaenor Artist Management and things will just not be the same without her.
Legendary actress, Lindiwe Ndlovu has died