Lead Actor of ‘Matwetwe’ Sibusiso Khwinana has Passed Away
The young up-and-coming actor was just 25-years-old.
Matwetwe, the South African comedy that has taken cinemas by storm, has suffered a heavy blow. One of the film's lead actors, Sibusiso Khwinana, who plays the role of the shy botany-whizz Lefa, has passed away.
Khwinana was stabbed to death in an attempted robbery where the perpetrator sought to steal the young man's cellphone - a senseless crime. Tributes have since been pouring in on social media. The film's producers, DJ Black Coffee and comedian and actor Kagiso Lediga, have since confirmed Khwinana's passing away.
South Africans are shocked and understandably so. Both Khwinana and his co-star Tebatso Mashishi, who plays the role of the extroverted and street-smart Papi, were in the midst of promoting the film on television, radio and social media.
Khwinana, for whom Matwetwe was his first major debut role, was a promising talent and it is with tremendous sadness and disbelief that we bid him farewell at such a young age.
Rest in power young king.
Our deepest condolences, the lead actor in the movie #Matwetwe Sibusiso Khwinana was killed last night… https://t.co/aWOkiBuQvz— Kaya FM 95.9 (@Kaya FM 95.9) 1551514617.0
Rest easy Sbu. 😔🕯️#MATWETWE https://t.co/rSTmj7Siku— TweetGuru (@TweetGuru) 1551513625.0
For a short time I've known S'bu, I admired his humility and love for people. I was confident that he was going to… https://t.co/AxaA6BRkPm— Mr. Phala (@Mr. Phala) 1551513612.0
#MATWETWE Just learnt of Sbu’s untimely death! #CountryDuty, its supporters & partners extend their condolences… https://t.co/5sSPcw3QoB— Tumi Sole (@Tumi Sole) 1551515846.0
Waking up to the sad news of passing Sbusiso the lead actor of the Movie MATWETWE. #RIPSBUSISO https://t.co/HI9tUNuPAq— Pappa Zulu (@Pappa Zulu) 1551511532.0
My cousin was killed in cold blood 😭😭💔 robala ka kgotso ngwana lefika #RIPSibusisoKhwinana #MATWETWE https://t.co/T07Iwt48E2— Jimmy For The Babies (@Jimmy For The Babies) 1551513708.0
Wow 😨😔!!!!!!!!— Black Coffee (@Black Coffee) 1551512752.0