Luzuko Nteleko. Picture: Instagram
Luzuko Nteleko. Picture: Instagram

Mzansi mourns the death of ‘Muvhango’ actor Luzuko Nteleko

By Kedibone Modise Time of article published Jun 22, 2021

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South Africa woke up to the devastating news of the passing of local actor Luzuko Nteleko.

He was best known for his television roles as Loyiso on the SABC1 drama series “Zone 14”.

The news of the 36-year-old actor’s passing was confirmed by his sister Nomsa Nteleko this morning, sending shock waves across the country.

“How do we even begin Ndlovu …Dear God #RIPLuzukoNteleko,” expressed Nteleko.

The cause of death is yet to be announced.

Last year, the star expressed his gratitude to God for healing him of brain cancer.

This came after Nomsa had shared on social media that Luzuko had been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

“The doctors had given up on the possibility of him waking up from a coma … He spent seven weeks in ICU,” she said.

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Social media has been filled with an outpouring of support for the family as fans and industry friends expressed heartfelt condolences to the Nteleko family and paid tribute to the star.

“Each day, we lose one. Each day. He has taken a special part of the art with him. Only a few will understand 💔😭. Go well mntase💔. #RIPLuzukoNteleko,“ commented actress and TV host Thembisa Mdoda.

“Yoooh King 😢. I'm lost for words after such a great fight you pulled aaah mfe2. The forever generous great smiling lion,” said Uzalo actor Wiseman Mncube.

“Lala ngoxolo mfanakithi.Kufa awunoni!!,” said Isibaya actor Andile Mxakaza.

Tributes continue to pour in as the country remembers the star.

Nteleko starred in various TV shows including “Muvhango”, “Streets of Mangaung”, “Mfolozi Street”, “Isidingo”, “Keeping Score”, “Ring of Lies”, “Single Galz”, and “Ambitions”.

Funeral details to be announced.

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