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Emzini Wezinsizwa actor dies
Bafana Mlangeni

Actor Bafana Mlangeni who is known for his role as Sibeko, a drunk in Emzini Wezinsizwa in SABC drama has died. The 48-year-old father of five died on Saturday at Bheki Mlangeni Hospital in Jabulani, Soweto. 

His wife Maki Maleka said her husband was suffering from diabetes. Bafana’s death comes just after the death of Soul Brothers’ lead singer, David Masondo, who was laid to rest yesterday. Bafana and his wife have been together for 12 years. According to his wife, Bafana was busy shooting in Durban when his sickness became serious. He had to be rushed back to Joburg where he was admitted at the hospital in mid June. He was discharged on 29 June. He was again admitted to the hospital on Saturday and he died yesterday evening.

Maki said Bafana was a loving husband who always cracked jokes even when they were quarreling. She said she can’t believe that her husband is no more. Maki said: “ I feel like this is a bad dream and I’m still going to wake up and see my husband beside me. I can’t imagine life without him. It’s going to be difficult to live without him.”

Bafana’s funeral service will be held at Dobsonville Community Hall on Saturday. More information will be forthcoming during the course of the week. 

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