Mzansi actor Siyabonga Zubane, who played the role of Sdumo in the popular telenovela Gomora, is dead. He was 23. His immediate family has not given the cause of his death at the time of writing, but it’s said that he took his own life.
However, his death has been confirmed by multiple sources, including actress Connie Chiume. Also, condolences have been pouring in from across Mzansi following the news of his passing.
Multiple sources claim the actor had taken his own life, leading many South African to point at depression as being a silent killer in the country.
Siyabonga Zubani AKA Sdumo from Gomora has sadly passed away from an apparent suicide. Details are still catchy at the moment . He was 23.#GomoraMzanzi#Siyabonga Zubani #Maphephandaba pic.twitter.com/cYHgDiP1qS
— MAPHEPHANDABA (The Gossip Club) (@Maphephandaba1) May 7, 2022
If indeed he committed suicide, it’d be another devastating blow to South Africa’s entertainment industry, which has witnessed multiple suicides already.
Not long ago, actor Patrick Shai had killed himself after allegedly battling depression following his attack on Cassper Nyovest. Also, the rapper Riky Rick had taken his own life earlier this February.
By the way, before featuring as Sdumo on Gomora, where he played the role of a car hijacker and criminal, he had featured on another popular South African series, Isibaya.
His family is expected to announce details of his funeral soon. Until then, follow us and stay tuned for updates.