Mandla N shocked by the tragedy that befell Lindiwe Ndlovu was never worth it
The death of veteran actress Lindiwe Ndlovu has plunged the film and tv industry into mourning as award-winning director Mandla Ncgongwane, who worked closely together with her, describes what a talented thespian she was.
News of Lindiwe’s death was confirmed to TshisaLIVE by her agent, Lynne Higgins of Gaenor Artiste Management, on Monday evening.
She died in her sleep on the morning of January 11 thanks to health complications. it’s not clear whether her death was associated with Covid-19.
“I mean, I’m in shock immediately,” said Mandla when he learned of the passing of the veteran actress on Monday.
“I just got the news. We confirmed the news with the agent. it had been saying she had complications but I’m not clear what it had been, I do not have all the small print but I can confirm she is late.”
Mandla said the veteran actress was apart of his team of actors who were there since the inception of his production company. He said Lindiwe helped put “great stories” on the tiny screen.
“As Blackbrain Pictures, she’s been working with us from the very beginning. I’m saddened by the news. She was a talented actress and a huge part of our world. She made great stories with us so we’ll definitely contribute to something in terms of remembering her.”
Mandla expressed his hopes for South Africans to not become desensitized by death as many are claimed by the coronavirus a day.
“We’ve been losing numerous people. It’s really scary. As long as we do not get to some extent where we are desensitized by death.”