By Tamlyn Canham
Nokuzola Mlengana’s official cause of death has been revealed. According to the ‘Skeem Saam’ star’s family, she died from pneumonia.
The actress passed away on Monday. Her family told the Daily Sun that they are still in disbelief.
“She was a fighter and no one thought it would come to this,” her daughter Nonzaliseko Toni told the publication.
It has also been revealed that ‘Sis Ouma’ – as many of her fans know her – will be laid to rest on Friday (July 16).
‘Sis Ouma’ remembered
Nokuzola is the fifth ‘Skeem Saam’ cast member to pass away in two years.
Charles Maja (Big Boy) died in April 2020 after a short illness. Three months later, Karabo Mokhubela (Jazzy T) also lost his life.
In December 2020, Mahuma Paul Rapetsoa (Malome Josias) died, reportedly due to a COVID-related illness.
Thema Mokoena (Ramolao Moloisi) died in hospital in June 2019. He played Sis Ouma’s husband.
Tributes continue to pour in for Nokuzola.
Actor Joseph Tshepo Senatle says her last words to him were a bible verse.
“Losing someone you work with hurts, from Ntate Ramolao (the first) and now Sis Ouma… The thought that you’ll never see someone who’s so dear to you ever again in the physical is such a heart-wrenching experience, something you wouldn’t wish for the worst of your enemies,” he wrote on Facebook.