Five moments SA will always remember from Kuli Roberts

11 February 2022 - 07:00 By Constance Gaanakgomo
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Kuli Roberts was described by her family as someone who was always the life of any gathering
Kuli Roberts was described by her family as someone who was always the life of any gathering
Image: Instagram/ Kuli Roberts

Kuli Roberts has been remembered as "brave", "authentic" and "the life of any gathering" as South Africans remember some of their fondest memories of the star.

The 49-year-old star's death was confirmed by her family in a statement on Thursday. 

"It is with profound regret and sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our dear daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt Nomakula ‘Kuli’ Roberts.

"She passed away late last night ( February 10) in Johannesburg," her family said.

Details around Kuli's death, including the cause, have not been confirmed. 

Kuli's death sent shockwaves across the country and led to a flood of tributes on social media.

Many remembered how she always lit up the room with her infectious laugh, while others celebrated how she was authentically herself.

Here are top five moments SA will always remember:

Infectious laughter

Kuli co-hosted Kaya FM's breakfast show with the late radio legend Bob Mabena. The two had a slot in which comedian Skhumba regularly shared his jokes. One tweep said he liked how Kuli laughed until she fell off the chair.

Comedienne

Kuli worked with comedian Nina Hasties on SABC3's Trending SA, and her friend helped her pull off an epic comedy routine.

Unapologetic 

On her farewell show at Kaya FM a caller thanked her for giving her the confidence to be unapologetic.

Red carpet queen

Entertainment blogger Phil Mphela shared moments he had with Kuli on the red carpet. He praised the late actress for always making him relax when he was nervous.

Activist

TV presenter Palesa Tembe shared a clip in which Kuli was raising awareness for people living with albinism.

Kuli is survived by her two children, her grandchild, parents and three siblings.


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