he South African showbiz has suffered yet another sad loss with the death of legendary Muvhango actress Candy Moloi!
The news was confirmed to SABC news by Muvhango boss, Duma Ndlovu on Tuesday night.
Locally Candy Moloi is particularly known to soapie lovers for her character Vho-Makhadzi in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango.
Candy Moloi played the role of MaModumedi in the SABC1 mini-series Death of a Queen, which aired as part of the channel’s “Shakespeare in Mzansi” strand from July to August 2008.
In 2014 Candy Moloi starred as Fhatu Neluvhola, another mother to Dibuseng and unofficial ‘grandmother’ to Dibuseng’s two children, in the SABC2 thriller series Thola.
Candy Moloi’s passing comes after actress, director, and producer Lerato Zah Moloi her daughter tested positive for COVID-19 announced that she has recovered.
On July 6, Lerato Zah Moloi took to her official Instagram page to share that she tested positive with the virus encouraging people to stay safe.
Lerato Zah Moloi said that her reason to share her story was that she felt it would help someone else, even if it’s one person.
“Stay home, please… Covid-19 is a ruthless invisible monster. Be safe,” she wrote.
A heartbroken Thandy Matlaila (The Queen) said that the only person on her mind was Lerato Zah Moloi.
“The only person on my mind right now is Lerato Moloi. Like, I can almost sense her pain. #RIPCandyMolo” wrote Thandy Matlaila.
Fellow Muvhango actor Tshamano Makhadi said that special talent and an outstanding achiever is gone.
“Summer of 2019 – October 16. It was in this meeting where film producer, Dave and I had visited the home of Mme Candy Moloi in Johannesburg. More than anything, we had come to present an offer for a role in a film which we believed she will play so well.
“This was a way to honor her talent and contribution to television over many years. Boy, did she cook that day? She killed those pots. It was a day full of laughter, going back to the many years of her career. It was also in this meeting where we discussed a possible documentary film of her rich story. Tonight weighs heavily as we learn of her passing. Special talent and outstanding achiever is gone. May you rest in eternal peace.
“Thank you for standing for what you believed was right. Thank you for standing for women. Thank you for believing that they too are capable. After every hard work, then comes time to rest,” wrote Tshamano Makhadi.