TRIBUTES are pouring in for award-winning actress, Lindiwe Ndlovu.

This comes after her agency shared that the talented actress, best known for her character as nuthead jailbird Patjutju on Uzalo, had died.

Gaenor Artiste Management said: “It is with heavy hearts and unimaginable sadness that we bring you the news of Lindiwe Thembekani Ndlovu’s passing in her home.”

Lindiwe died on Monday morning, 11 January.

Friends, fans and colleagues have shared their condolences.

Actress Florence Masebe paid her respects and said this is an immense loss to the acting industry.

“A fine master of her craft, an excellent actor. This loss is immense. Siyabonga. Lala ngoxolo, Sisi,” she wrote.

TV presenter and musician, Boity Thulo, said: “No ways! She was one of the most brilliant performers to bless our screens. Thank you for sharing your powerful gift with us. Rest in perfect peace.”

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Stained Glass, which produces Uzalo and Ifalakhe – where Lindiwe acted – said it was honoured to have worked with her.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to all those affected. We were honoured to work with her on multiple productions such as Uzalo, eHostela and Ifalakhe.”

Actor Junior Singo said: “It seems like just yesterday when I had the honour of working besides you as my mother on Zabalaza. I can’t begin to describe how gifted, humble, patient and caring you were.”

Actress Mmabatho Montsho also paid her respects: “Condolences to Lindiwe’s loved ones. The screen and stage will deeply miss her as well. It was a pleasure working with you, Lindiwe.”

Her death comes after she’d just landed a

role on BET Africa drama Isono, and had already began shooting her scenes. She’s previously starred in shows such as Egoli, Stokvel, Isidingo and Scandal.