10 Things You Might Not Have Known About Nomhle Nkonyeni. It has been announced that Nomhle Nkonyeni has passed away this morning at the age of 77.
It has been announced that Nomhle Nkonyeni has passed away this morning at the age of 77. She has been a force to reckon with in theatre and television. She has paved a way for most actors and actresses. She has received an accolade of awards and honours. She is also celebrated by a lot of people in New Brighton. These are some of the things to know about the legendary actress:
She was presented with the National Order of Ikhamanga in silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier on 25 April 2019.
Lifetime Achievement Award
She received a lifetime achievement award at the South African Film and Television Awards in 2016 for the work she has done throughout her acting career.
TedX Port Elizabeth
Nomhle Nkonyeni was a guest speaker at TedX Port Elizabeth.
Co-founder Of The Serpent Players
She founded the Serpent Players in 1961 alongside the likes of John Kani and Winston Ntshona.
She has been a television director for some shows.
In 2002 she received a Master’s Degree in Theatre For Development at the King Alfred’s College in Winchester, United Kingdom.
Cast In Shows
She was casted in shows such as ‘Scandal!’, ‘Tsha Tsha’, ‘Home Affairs’, ‘Generations’, ‘Gaz’lam’ and ‘Igazi’.
Volunteered In Shelters
From 1986 until 1989 she volunteered at a shelter to teach homeless people drama.
She had the opportunity to act as Forrest Whitaker’s mother in the international film, Zulu. She also acted alongside Tim Robbins in ‘Catch A Fire’.
She is the mother of Thabang Nkonyeni who acted in Soul City. Thabang was stabbed at her home in New Brighton in 2009.
Her Own Street
She had a street named after her in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.
She passed away at the age of 77.