The year 2020 started not so good and it will certainly not end well with the news that veteran actor, Mzansi theatre legend and radio broadcaster, Mahuma Paul Rapetsoa has died. The legendary actor who played the role of ‘Malome Josias‘ on popular SABC 1 soapie Skeem Saam died on Tuesday evening, his family announced via social media.
His cause of death is yet to be made public.
His death was confirmed by his son, Matome, on Tuesday evening.
“It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our father, brother and colleague Mr Mahuma Paul Rapetsoa. “Bra Paul” passed away today at 18:56. May your wonderful soul rest in peace Mokwena,” he wrote in a short statement on Facebook.
Rapetsoa who is widely regarded as the “the king of township theatre,” mentored the late Charles “Big Boy” Maja who sadly died in April. He was saddened by the untimely passing of his protégé.
Meanwhile, fans have taken to social media to express their sadness following the death of Bra Paul.
Below are some messages of sympathy sent to Rapetsoa’s family:
Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy may your family be strong enough during this sad grieving time.I dont have words to describe my shock, my sincere condolences my friend hope you find all the strength and please everything to our Lord. My heartfelt condolences.
Condolences to the Rapetsoa clan.A moya way bra Paul orobale ka khosto.
Sending you and the family hearty condolences my dearest brother. May you all find comfort in the Lord during this trying times. Good night Bra Paul. Re tla mo gopola ge le hlaba le ge le subela.Sad indeed….i can still hear him render his speech on the 17th Dec 2020 Zone 4 after the show. There was no sign of what we reading now. A very energetic man full of life.He really had so much respect and love for u my brother,and we all know what he meant to u(father,friend n a business partner)
Goodnight ntate Rapetsoa “bra Paul”
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