RIP: Menzi Ngubane’s wife mourns the late ‘Generations’ actor

It has been three years since veteran actor Menzi Ngubane died and his wife, Sikelelwa Ngubane has paid tribute to him on Instagram.



Menzi Ngubane died on 13 March 2021 at the age of 56. Around the time, SowetanLIVE reported that a statement released by the family revealed that the actor suffered a stroke in the morning and died.

The SABC reported that he was laid to rest in a moving ceremony in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal later that month. He was also reported to have been buried along with his father, Ndodeni Ngubane, who died three days after him.

Taking to Instagram recently, Ngubane’s wife Sikelelwa paid tribute to her late husband via a post.

“Today marks 3 years ungasekho emhlabeni [without you on earth] Dali [my love]. I vividly remember our last telephone conversation, you said you were tired and wanted to rest [and that] we would speak in the morning, I agreed not knowing you wanted me to release you to rest forever,” she penned.

“I am keeping strong for our girls by God’s grace, one day this all will make sense, but for now I still have so many questions, [like] why did things turn out this way?” Sikelwa continued.

The former Generations actor is said to have died after losing his battle with diabetes and kidney failure. “Continue to rest Mbomvu, Myaluza, Somahhashi, Zikode Elimhlophe [clan names]. You will forever be in our hearts,” Sikelwa wrote.

Sikelwa Ngubane currently stars on Showmax’s new show Widows Unveiled. According to TshisaLIVE, the show follows the lives of five women who were married to South African public figures who have died.

The cast includes HHP’s wife Lerato Sengadi, Mandoza’s wife Mpho Tshabalala, John Molefe’s wife Fundiswa, former deputy defense minister Kebby Maphatsoe’s wife Lerato, and of course Menzi Ngubane’s wife Sikelwa.

While some of the cast many have different reasons for joining the show, The Citizen quoted Mpho as saying: “I realised that widowhood is treated like a plague. No one ever wants to talk about it, but it’s a day-to-day reality for millions of people.”