Tributes pour in for veteran actress Mary Twala: 'The nation's tree has fallen'
South Africans are mourning the loss of veteran actress Mary Twala who died on Saturday, aged 80.
Her son, Somizi Mhlongo, confirmed the news on social media, saying “the tree has fallen. I'm shattered to the core.”
Twala died at Netcare Park Lane private hospital.
“Today's my late father's birthday ... and my mom decided to respond to his call to join him in heaven ... The tree has fallen ... I'm shattered to the core ... but I'd be very selfish if I don't release her ... ”
On social media, #RIPMaryTwala trended as news of the iconic actress's death broke.
RIP: Actress Mary Twala has passed away— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) July 4, 2020
80 year old legendary star of stage and screen has died, leaving a legacy of a long career and inspiration.
To her son Somizi, it’s not only your tree but the nation’s that’s fallen. #PhilReports #RIPMaryTwala pic.twitter.com/YMA2MEGdMc
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