Citizen Reporter
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13 Jun 2017
9:52 am

Yizo Yizo’s Christopher Kubheka dies

Citizen Reporter

He made so many people happy, says actor Terry Pheto, who worked with him on Zone 14.

Christopher Kubheka. Picture: Twitter

Actor Christopher Kubheka, popularly known for his character as Gunman on Yizo Yizo, has passed on.

Kubheka’s body was reportedly found in his home in Soshanguve by his wife when she returned from work on Monday.

“His body was discovered by his wife at their home; it’s really bad. We were told about it around 4pm, and we rushed to his home, where we saw his body.

“He was such a lovely person to be around. He was very loud, but got along very well with everyone,” a neighbour reportedly told The Sowetan.

Police spokesperson Captain Rheineth Motlana also confirmed Kubheka’s death to the publication, and said an inquest docket had been opened.

Kubheka shot to fame with one of Mzansi’s beloved TV series, Yizo Yizo, in the late 1990s as Gunman, a troublemaker.

He also acted in Zone 14 as Bazooka, showing us a different side to him as his character fell deeply in love with a girl from a well-off family.

Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter, with actor Terry Pheto, who also starred in Zone 14, tweeting: “Deeply saddened by the passing of #ChrisKubheka aka Bazooka, who played my cousin in Zone14. He made so many people Happy! #RIPBazooka.”