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Mzansi mourns loss of former 'Jam Alley' presenter Vinolia Mashego

Vinolia Mashego passed away on Monday. Picture: File.

Vinolia Mashego passed away on Monday. Picture: File.

Published Apr 6, 2020

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Former 'Jam Alley' presenter Vinolia Mashego, aka 'V-Mash' has sadly passed away at her Mamelodi home in Pretoria. She was 56 years old.

According to Mashego's younger sister Prelley Seale, they received the news of Mashego’s death on Monday morning. 

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“It’s true. We got the news this morning. We are still shocked and we don’t know what happened to her,” Seale told  Sowetan Live.

Zola Hlashatshi, a friend of the deceased also took to social media to announce the death of the TV star. 

He wrote: "It is with great sadness and tears in my eyes and a broken heart to announce the passing of Vinolia Mashego aka V-Mash she passed peacefully in her sleep. 

"She was well known as the enegertic Jam Alley Presenter and recently made a come back as the presenter on @mojalovetv's Bheka Sikubambile #RIPVinoliaMashego Funeral will be this Friday 10th April 2020. Limited to Family. Please respect the family, friends and us to mourn peacefully." (sic))

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It is with great sadness and tears in my eyes and a broken heart to announce the passing of Vinolia Mashego aka V-Mash she passed peacefully in her sleep on Fruday 03rd of April 2020. She was well known as the enegertic Jam Alley Presenter and recently made a come back as the presenter on @mojalovetv's Bheka Sikubambile #RIPVinoliaMashego Funeral will be this Friday 10th April 2020. Limited to Family. Please respect the family, friends and us to mourn peacefully.

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A post shared by Zola Hashatsi(@zola_hashatsi) on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:42am PDT

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPVMash?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPVMash #RIPVinoliaMashego @IOL @TheCitizen_News @SABCNewsOnline @dailysunsa @SundayWorldZA @IsolezweNews @eNCA @Newzroom405 @News24 pic.twitter.com/9JeGBS6BOh

— Khanyi Magubane (@Khanyi_Magubane)

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Having learned about the news, those who knew Vinolia remember her as the girl with blonde hair, popular back in the early 90's as she presenting every Friday night on Jam Alley, with Paul Mnisi. 

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThrowBackThursday?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThrowBackThursdayWhat do you remember about Jam Alley? pic.twitter.com/bM1lkWcmwe

— SABC1 (@Official_SABC1)

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%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPVMash?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPVMashWe wouldn't miss an episode of Jam Alley because of you. pic.twitter.com/jvKeukvUqb

— Goodwill Thomo (@Goodwill_Thomo)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPVMash?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPVMash pic.twitter.com/kMmGtfRZmj

— That Limpopo Diva- Lejoy💎 (@lethaboLejoy)

Sweet messages poured for V-Mash, as who she was known as since the return on Moja Love, hosting a prank the show " Bheka Sik’bambile"

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPVinoliaMashego?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPVinoliaMashego #RIPVMash pic.twitter.com/4ZPF47XX8p

— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPVMash?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPVMash❤ pic.twitter.com/kY72xUae6U

— Zamani Khethelo (@ZamaniNKhethelo)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPVMash?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPVMash pic.twitter.com/bnKc8R8fQr

— Keletso (@KeletsoNkata)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackGirlMagic?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BlackGirlMagic #RIPVMASH🙏🏾♥️ #OneTime pic.twitter.com/g0BTOkBFFw

— S H I B A - This Girl’s Golf Diary (@FelicityShiba)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPVMash?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPVMash pic.twitter.com/2uHlZefT6p

— Department of Arts & Culture (@ArtsCultureSA)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPVMASH?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RIPVMASH

— Andile Ncube (@AndileNcube)

5.4.3.2.1 Your time is up! 💔💔💔

Thank you for all the entertaining moments. You played your part, in South African POP CULTURE.

RIP Vinolia "VMash" aka "Mama Oratiloe" Mashego #RIPVMash  pic.twitter.com/bnKc8R8fQr

— Keletso (@KeletsoNkata)  April 6, 2020

Growing up i wanted to be on Jam Alley so bad. I wrote letters week in, week out. I still know the address by heart

Jam Alley

PO Box 91102

Auckland Park

Pedi, nnoto, nnoto, tshelela (2006) #RIPVMash

— Tsepiso Nzayo (@TsepisoNzayo)  April 6, 2020

Vinolia Mashego the “IT girl” from the ‘90s has sadly passed away😭😭💔💔

This was the Bonang of the 1990s, multi-talented Actor, Presenter and Diva Extraordinaire! 

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