In Pictures, Gomora actor Sdumo “Siyabonga Zubane” commits suicide, Mzansi reacts.
Actor Siyabonga Zubane who played the role of Sdumo on Gomora dies after committing suicide. Siyabonga is famous for playing a prominent role in Gomora, Mzansi Magic telenovela. The Sdumo character in Gomora is a thug whose services are available to the highest bidder; he worked with his partner in crime, Brains. Sdumo and Brains terrorised the Gomora community, playing with school-going girls, a syndicate funded by Phumlani.
Over the Gomora storyline, Sdumo, under the instruction of Don Buthelezi, was sent to terrorise Don’s family, a mission which ended up in tragedy after they shot Ntokozo. Sdumo and Brains have a cat and mouse relationship with MaSonto’s hijacking syndicate; Don’s death exposed their camp to hostile takeovers.
Sdumo, who debuted in Gomora as a supporting act, worked his way up the soapie cast and was promoted to a lead actor in Gomora season 3.
Siyabonga Zubane raise to fame
Born and bred in Tembisa, Siyabonga qualified with a degree in Arts and Theatre productions from the Tshwane University of Technology. Before his untimely death, Siyabonga was a man with mega plans and dreams; he aspired to land a role in international film productions, mainly gangster roles he perfected over the years. Inspired by Warren Masemola, Vuyo Dabula, the late Menzi Ngubane and Israel Matseke Zulu, Sdumo remained grateful for working alongside one of his idols on Gomora production.
Sdumo from Gomora dies, and Mzansi pays tribute.
South African social media users and Gomora fans thronged online to pass their condolences to Sdumo, who committed suicide.
My heart is broken beyond measure; my brother and former colleague in the TUT Performing Arts Dance Major who danced and choreographed with so much soul and love. Siya, we miss you. #Sdumo #GomoraMzansi Rest In Peaceful Peace- @thatbutterfly1
My heart is broken beyond measure, my brother and former colleague in the TUT Performing Arts Dance Major who danced and choreographed with so much soul and love. Siya we miss you. #Sdumo #GomoraMzansi Rest In Peaceful Peace😓🤍 pic.twitter.com/NKoJPr0KEf
— BusisiweM (@thatbutterfly1) May 7, 2022
— Dr Ghost ®️ (@James_StPat999) May 7, 2022
The family confirms Sdumo’s death.
The family of Siyabonga Zubane have confirmed the death of the 23-year-old Gomora actor at his home in Soweto. According to Kgothatso, his baby mama, she arrived in Soweto to find that Sdumo had passed away.
“Yes, it is true; Siya is no longer with us.”