Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mbali Hlophe expressed sadness following the passing of renowned actress, Lindiwe Ndlovu.
Ndlovu died on Monday at her home. She started her career in theatre in 1999 and was popularly known for her character on the hit TV series Lockdown, which chronicles the lives of female inmates.
Her long journey has seen her playing roles on popular sitcoms like Uzalo, Generations, Egoli, Soul City, Scandal and Isidingo, among others. Her great talent has also been seen in films such as Safari, Winnie Mandela and Little One, where she played the role of Pauline.
The phenomenal actress had many highlights in her 22-year-long career, including being the recipient of the Golden Horn Award at the South African Film & Television Awards for Best Actress in a feature film, which was presented to her by American film legend, Samuel L. Jackson.
“Some characters remain with the audience. Lindiwe’s charisma and authenticity has made sure everyone remembers her for various roles she’s played. She was always a believable actress and her story of inspiration will continue to play in many South Africans’ hearts,” Hlophe said in a statement.
Ndlovu had recently joined the cast of the BET telenovela titled Isono, playing the character of Francinah.
“Our country and indeed the arts industry has had many challenges recently and that only makes the loss of such a great thespian all the more painful. We send our condolences to her family, the arts fraternity and South Africans at large. May her soul rest in eternal peace,” the MEC said.