Muvhango Actor Matamela Ramabulana dies

Muvhango Actor Samson Ramabulana to be laid to rest

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Muvhango actor Matamela Samson Ramabulana, who played the role of Vho-Nenzhelele on the SABC2 drama, has passed away. Matamela died at a hospital in Polokwane, Limpopo on Sunday.

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His son Lusani Ramabulana confirmed the passing of the Muvhango actor with DailySun. He said that he died at the Net Care Hospital after sustaining serious injuries from a car accident last year.

The Muvhango’s production team has described him as irreplaceable.

Muvhango actress, Murabeli Rasalanavho, says there were plans for Ramabulana’s character in the coming season.

“Production has lost a character which is not replaceable. Samson Ramabulana played Vho Nenzhele in a very particular way where no one can replace him and as production, we are mourning his death in a very difficult way. We don’t know what to do because the storyline that we are about to shoot now, the production had him in its mind.”

Meanwhile, Kingsley Ramabulana, who plays Vhangani, says losing a brother who was also a colleague has negatively affected him.

“It has a very big impact in my life because he was an inspiration. He was a leader. He has done so many things in my life, so that I can be where I am today and we will never have such a person like him in the near future. We will just remember him by his work, what he has done in life and what he has contributed to other people’s lives.”

The 68-year-old actor of Shayandima in Thohoyandou, will be buried on Saturday at the local Shayandima cemetery. The service is expected to start at 6:00am.

Samson Ramabulana is survived by his wife Eunice, children Anza, Lufuno, Lutendo, Lusani and Hulisani and grandchildren.

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