Tributes have poured in for actress Nokuzola Mlengana, best known for her role as Sis Ouma on SABC1’s Skeem Saam, who died on Monday.
Details around the cause of her death are unknown at this time.
Skeem Saam confirmed the news on their official social media page, sending their condolences to her family.
“What a painful loss this is to us. We love you and we will miss you dearly. Rest in peace Nokuzola (Sis’ Ouma) Mlengana. May her family accept our warmest condolences and we send thoughts of peace and courage their way,” they wrote.
Some celebrities and fellow colleagues took to the comment section of the Instagram post to share tributes to the late actress, with some speaking of their shock.
“The pain is unbearable! Lord please give us answers. This is just too much. RIP Mama. May your soul rest in peace,” actress Innocent Sadiki wrote.
“Ohh no sis Ouma, this is really sad. May your soul rest in perfect peace,” singer Candy Tsamandebele wrote.
“May Mme Nokuzola’s soul find peace,” said actress Shoki Mmola, who plays Celia Magongwa in the soapie.
Sis Ouma 💔
— Natasha Thahane (@Natasha_Thahane) July 12, 2021
Although the Eastern Cape-born actress only appeared periodically when she first bagged the popular role, her scenes led to her becoming an absolute favourite.
Her character developed and she recently led storylines as her character played the motherly role for Koloi and his baby brother.
— 📀📀 MphoYavhuḓi 👸🏽 (@MYavhudi) July 12, 2021
#RIPNokuzolaMlengana Your talent will remain a treasure in our hearts 💔
— Monyane Lodge (@Monyane__Lodge) July 12, 2021
I think it would be great for us to re-do this day another time, with less trauma
Because today aowa we lost Les, sis Ouma💔 the looting and their defenders😩 pic.twitter.com/6ReRvoifru
— Call me Aunty (@Puleng_Mof) July 12, 2021
— Edmund (@Lejaka1) July 12, 2021
Rest well Sis Ouma❤
Thank you for your talent💐💐 pic.twitter.com/1sqVhhZTxA
— 💜Mrs Munchie👑 (@StyleSALebogang) July 12, 2021