Living legend, Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse has taken time to share that as the rest of the country, he is also mourning the death of veteran actress Mama Mary Twala.
Mary died on Saturday at Netcare Park Lane Hospital in Johannesburg. Her son, Idols SA judge and TV personality, Somizi Mhlongo, confirmed her death on social media.
The musician was devastated by the news and told TshisaLIVE that the actress left a hole in both his life and the industry at large.
“I would like to thank Mary for her resilience in this difficult industry. For allowing us into her space and coming into our homes. Her face was a reflection of difficulties of this life and it also carried a smile and pain.”
Mr Hotstix applauded her for being a strong woman, who impacted many lives and raised a shining star in Somizi
“Somizi is a reflection of who his mother and father were. Both of them were compatible to each other. I think it’s a privilege that I came from Orlando West because Orlando West and East are close to each other, so I was able to meet her on a regular basis.”
Hotstix recalled meeting Mary when she was working with Gibson Kente, before there was television in SA.
“For her to be able to have sustained herself throughout all these years and remain relevant as an actress speaks volumes. Let’s look at Somizi, I think it’s very important for us to question where he gets all this talent from.
“That should be an indication of what role she played in Somizi’s life.”
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