Skeem Saam actor Thema Isaac Mokoena, who was better known as Ramolao Moloisi on the SABC1 soapie has passed away.
The 52-year-old died on Friday at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria after a long battle with a heart condition. According to reports, Isaac Mokoena had been in hospital for two weeks.
Speaking to Sowetan, his widow Lindiwe said the Skeem Saam actor will be buried at their home in Ebony Park, Midrand, on Saturday.
Thema Isaac Mokoena leaves behind two daughters and two grandchildren.
Mokoena has been acting for over 20 years. Before his current acting stint on Skeem Saam, he had supporting roles in Khululeka, Generations, Isibaya, Scandal!, Isithunzi and Isikizi.
“He was a loving person with a great sense of humour. He loved acting and it was his life. He wanted to end up opening his own acting academy,” Lindiwe said.
Vuyo Mthembu of the SABC commented: “It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Thema Mokoena. He was a valued member of the Skeem Saam team and will be dearly missed.
“On behalf of the channel, cast and crew, we wish his family strength during this difficult time.”
May his soul rest in peace.
Rest in Peace Isaac Thema (“Ramolao Moloisi”) Mokoena. We have all lost a family member and he will be sorely missed!
We keep his loved ones in our prayers 🧡 pic.twitter.com/4oi8WCPmAo
— Skeem Saam (@SkeemSaam3) June 21, 2019
May your soul rest in peace Mr Isaac Thema Mokoena. #SkeemSaam will never be the same without you, Ramolao Moloisi.
You will be sorely missed, condolences his family & friends …. 💔 pic.twitter.com/YAaAESLSwn
— Katlego Maseng (@KatlegoMaseng1) June 21, 2019
Image Courtesy: twitter.com/SkeemSaam3