Mpho Sebeng

Mpho Sebeng


South Africans have been sharing their tributes for actor Mpho Sebeng, who died on Sunday.

The 30-year-old actor died from a car accident in Potchefstroom, in North West province, his family confirmed in a statement.

It has requested for “some space to process the news”.

Sebeng was an acclaimed actor in South Africa who has been acting for nearly two decades.

He began his acting as a child making his debut on television at 12 years.

He acted on TV drama Justice For All and Zero Tolerance, which won multiple awards. While in high school, he played a role in the 2011 film Winnie – a story about the life of the late Winnie Mandela.

He was nominated for Best Male Actor in a telenovela in the 2018 South African Film and Television awards.

He also had acting roles on Netflix shows Savage Beauty and Miseducation.

Fellow actor Zola Hashatsi has expressed his sadness over Sebeng’s death.

“It is with a sad, deep, and painful heart to announce the passing of a young brother, a friend I took in to replace us when we exited,” he posted on social media.

State broadcaster SABC said it was “saddened by the untimely passing of the actor”.

“His immense contribution to the entertainment industry will never be forgotten,” it said.

“A life well lived. Rest in peace, Mpho Sebeng,” Netflix South Africa said on X (formerly Twitter).

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