RIP Another South African Celebrity
Gugu Gumede (born December 10, 1991 in KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African actress. She is most recognized for her role as Mamlambo, a prophetess in the soap opera Uzalo.
Gumede returned from the United States in 2013 and got the role of Mandisa in Generations, one of South Africa’s most popular shows.
Gumede was born in the KwaZulu-Natal province. Her mother is Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi and her father is the late Simon Hulumeni Gumede. She went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles to study acting.
Gugu Gumede, who portrays Mamlambo in the SABC soap opera “Uzaro,” has recently lost his mother. Surge Zirc SA reported the death of her mother on Monday morning.
Zanele Kamugwaza Mushibi, the mother of a former deputy minister of science and technology and the founder of the National Liberal Party (NFP), died of cardiac arrest on Monday.
Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi (1 February 1962 – 6 September 2021) was a South African politician who served in Jacob Zuma’s cabinet as the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology. She was also the National Freedom Party’s President (NFP). She was a councillor for nineteen years before being elected to Parliament, fifteen of those as Mayor of the Zululand District Municipality. She was the chairperson of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the party’s candidate for Premier of KwaZulu-Natal in the general election of 2009.
Magwaza-Msibi, who was born in rural Makhosini and has a BA degree from the University of Zululand as well as certifications in further education and local government from the then-University of Natal and the then-University of Durban-Westville, was a former school principal.
Gugu Gumede, the actress, was her daughter. On November 16, 2014, she was reported to have suffered a stroke and was sent to the hospital in a severe condition.
She died of COVID-19 on September 6, 2021, at the age of 59, in a hospital in Durban, South Africa.
Condolences to Gugu Gumede and her family for the loss of such a powerful woman. Those whose lives she has touched and worked for will remember her.
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