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South African actor, Arthur Mbambo played the role of Mnyamane Buthelezi in ‘Muvhango’, who was Thandaza Buthelezi’s on-screen father. Veteran…

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South African actor, Arthur Mbambo played the role of Mnyamane Buthelezi in ‘Muvhango’, who was Thandaza Buthelezi’s on-screen father.

Veteran actor Arthur Mbambo who played a character in the popular soapie, Muvhango has passed on.

In a statement, the soapie and Word of Mouth Pictures confirmed that the news of Mbambo’s death was confirmed by his daughter Mbali Mbambo.

“Word of Mouth Pictures and Muvhango wishes to extend heartfelt condolences to Mr Mbambo’s family,” reads the statement.

Mbambo played the role of Mnyamane Buthelezi in Muvhango, who was Thandaza Buthelezi’s on-screen father.

It is unclear the cause of the death, the actor has appeared in movies such as Wild Zone in 1989, The SchoolmasterMax and Mona, Quiet Thunder.  

Arthur’s daughter, Mbali Mbambo, told TshisaLIVE that news of her father’s death came as a complete shock.

She said, “I would speak to him daily on WhatsApp and he would give me such hope that he was doing well and was going to pull through. I don’t know what changed because suddenly I got a call that he was no more. It felt like my heart had broken.”

“It was all so sudden. He went into hospital and because of Covid-19 we couldn’t visit him. That was the last time we saw him. I spoke to him the day before his passing and he said he was OK and was being looked after by doctors. He told us that we shouldn’t worry about him,” Mbali added.