20 notable deaths that rocked SA to its core in 2023

Could their souls proceed to relaxation in peace…

Mzansi misplaced a number of public figures this 12 months, together with rappers AKA and Angie Oeh. Additionally, not forgetting different skills reminiscent of Bradley Olivier, Zanele Situ, Busi Lurayi and lots of extra.

Listed here are 20 notable deaths of 2023 in South Africa

Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes

The 35-year-old multi-award-winning rapper was gunned down exterior a well-liked restaurant on Durban’s Florida Highway in February this 12 months.

Mark Rantseli

The MarcAlex music group member handed away earlier this month, 9 November, at a Johannesburg hospital after a brief sickness.

Lebohang Mpyana

The actress (34) additionally died after a brief sickness on 2 November. She was popularly identified for her function as Khelina on DiepCity.

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Busi Lurayi

The legendary actress died on the age of 35 in July this 12 months at her dwelling. She was greatest identified for her main function on Netflix collection The right way to Wreck Christmas.

Tebello Tibz Motsoane

The late movie star was shot and killed alongside his buddy, Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes, in February. He was 41 years previous.

Former minister of power and African Nationwide Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Joemat-Pettersson, who additionally served as chairperson of a police research group, was 59 years previous when she handed away at her dwelling in June.

Raymond Ackerman

The retail icon who based JSE-listed Choose n Pay handed away on the age of 92 in September.

Sthembele Gaju

The TV presenter, who was popularly often known as Gogo Mathambo, handed away just a few days in the past. He offered Moja Love’s in style present referred to as Pretend Gobela.

Derek Watts

The 74-year-old famend journalist and TV icon died in August after a battle with pores and skin most cancers that later metastasised to his lungs.

Tersius Eathon Kocks

Idols SA Season 12 contestant, whose stage title was Terra Cox, died in August this 12 months after an extended battle with psychological well being.

Zanele Situ

The four-time Paralympic star died earlier this month, 2 November, in her hometown of Kokstad after a brief sickness. She was 52 years previous. Zanele was the primary black South African lady to win a Paralympic gold medal.

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Inkatha Freedom Social gathering (IFP) founder and conventional Zulu prime minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi died in September this 12 months, simply two weeks after he turned 95 years previous.

Ronald Malindi

The South African bantamweight boxing champion handed away weeks after being shot twice within the head in an obvious taxi-related matter in Westbury. He spent a number of weeks within the Helen Joseph Hospital earlier than his passing away.

Bradley Olivier

The Binnelanders star died in July after being admitted to hospital. In a press release, the manufacturing stated he handed on peacefully at Life Flora Hospital.

Angie Oeh

The Afrikaans rapper handed away on the age of 24 in August this 12 months after battling stage 4 lung most cancers.

Costa Titch

Nkalakatha hitmaker died on stage whereas performing on the Extremely South Africa live performance within the Johannesburg suburb of Nasrec in March.

Eusebius McKaiser

The famend broadcaster and creator died in Could after struggling a suspected epileptic seizure. He was 44 years previous.

Zoleka Mandela

Zoleka was an creator and activist. She handed away in September on the age of 43 after an extended battle with most cancers.

James Alexander, aka James Gracie

The actor and producer, who was also referred to as James Gracie, misplaced his battle with head and neck most cancers in April this 12 months at 45 years of age.

Gloria Bosman

The globally celebrated jazz artist died in March, aged 50.

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