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Double tragedy for Ngubane family as Menzi’s father dies days after his son

It never rains but pours for the Ngubane family who have lost a father days after losing legendary actor Menzi.

Menzi Ngubane’s father affectionately known as uBaba Ngubane passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday three days after his son passed away on Saturday 13 March.

News of uBaba Ngubane’s death was shared on late Menzi’s Instagram page. In a statement revealing Menzi’s funeral arrangements they also revealed that the family had lost another member during the course of Menzi’s funeral preparations. .

“We also mourn the passing of our father, Mbomvu, Ngcukumane, Nyoni Emnyama Ebizwa Ngamakhwela Emazibukweni, Sihlahla Somlalane Esadliwa Umabhoshobane, Vathu Oluphezulu Ngoba Oluphansi Olabafokazane, Ncuncu Ephuza Kwezinde Eziziba Ngoba Ingaphuza Kwezimfushane Ulomo Uyaye Ubuye Nodaka,uSomahhashi,” read part of the statement.

In a statement sent by the family’s spokesperson Bonginkosi Ngubane, confirmed uBaba Ndodeni Ngubane had health challenges due to old age and on Tuesday, March 16 he succumbed to pain and complications.

Funeral details would be communicated once they get finalized.

Meanwhile Menzi’s funeral will take place on Saturday 20 March in his hometown, Ladysmith.

Funeral proceedings will be live streamed on social media platform and some television stations in South Africa.

Menzi had previously struggled with a kidney disease. Over the past ten years, the actor spent much of his time trying to demystify issues relating to kidney disease and sugar diabetes while promoting positive lifestyle changes needed to cope with the diseases.

He experienced this problem from 2010 to 2015 that eventually saw him being placed on a kidney recipients list and ultimately he received a donor. Although his health had improved, he later became sick again until he met his death.