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25 Jan 2018
11:29 am

Social media reacts to Sandy Mokwena’s death


South Africa mourns the loss of yet another talented figure.

Sandy Mokwena (centre) with the cast of Scandal!. Picture: Facebook/

Sandy Mokwena, the well-known South African actor affectionately known as Bra Eddie, passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning of natural causes. He was 68.

Mokwena was loved for his role as Bra Eddie Khumalo in the popular soap opera, Scandal!.

He also appeared in various other television shows, including Okavango, Generations, Khululeka, Soul City, Going Up, Yizo Yizo, Justice for All and Zero Tolerance.

From 1972 to 1984, Mokwena toured the world with the cast of Ipi Tombi, a 1974 musical written by Bertha Egnos Godfrey and Gail Lakier. Mokwena played the role of Cappie, who was also the musical’s narrator.

His colourful acting career and vibrant personality will be sorely missed by those accustomed to seeing him on their television screens, and those lucky enough to have worked with him.

Social media platform Twitter saw tributes pour in for the actor. Here are some of the tweets:


Popular Scandal! actor Sandy Mokwena dies

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