Eastern Cape actress Noxolo Maqashalala – known for her roles on Tsha Tsha, Generations and Rhythm City – passed away earlier this week at the age of 44.
RIP Noxolo Maqashalala
Cause of death unknown
According to a friend of the family – Senyukele Zibobo – Maqashalala’s body was found on Friday, 12 March, at her home in Honeydew, Johannesburg.
The person notified forensic personnel immediately. TimesLive quoted Zibobo as saying, “I received a call from her brother informing me of her death”.
“Someone went to drop off something at her place and realised there was something strange”.
More details to follow
According to Zibobo, “forensic personnel […] suspected she had been dead for almost a week”.
The family will release more details in due course, and arranged for a meeting to place Sunday “to agree on a way forward”.
Maqashalala became a household name in 2003 for her portrayal of Viwe in SABC 1’s youth drama series Tsha Tsha. She also appeared on Generations, Intersexions, Diamond City and Rhythm City.
Noxolo Maqashalala was apparently found in her home after being dead for a week. Such a talented actress who graced our screens for years. May her soul rest in peace. #RIPNoxoloMaqashalala pic.twitter.com/ROGNEK6O6g
— MduZero11 (@MduZero11) March 13, 2021
More heartbreaking news four our nation as we learn that actor Menzi Ngubane is no more and the same about Noxolo Maqashalala. Heartfelt condolences to their families, friends, colleagues and loved ones. #RIPMenziNgubane #RIPNoxoloMaqashalala pic.twitter.com/RJa3xuNBEC
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