'Yizo Yizo' and 'Zone 14' star Patrick Ndlovu has died

31 May 2023 - 11:50
By Joy Mphande
Veteran actor Patrick Ndlovu has died.
Image: Facebook/ Patrick Ndlovu Veteran actor Patrick Ndlovu has died.

Veteran actor Patrick Ndlovu has died.

The star died of natural causes on Tuesday the May 30, is agency Moonyeenn Lee Associates (MLA SA) confirmed.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of [the] legendary actor. We were proud to represent such a consummate professional and majestic talent.

“He was a kind and gentle man, always ready with a smile, even when times were tough.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, family and friends. We will miss you Patrick. RIP,” read the statement.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Kellina Sonto Ndlovu and his daughter, Nomvuyo Ndlovu as well as two daughters from his previous relationships.

Ndlovu's career as an entertainer spans more than four decades.

He was best known for his role as Sizwe Moloi in the SABC1 drama series Zone 14 and as school principal, Mr Thembu, in the popular TV series Yizo Yizo.

A recent stint on etv's Durban Gen saw him get dubbed as the meme king after images of his character were shared online. 

Watch Ndlovu in action on one of his audition tapes here.

Social media was flooded with reaction to his death, with fans and friends remembering Ndlovu's contribution to the acting industry.

Director Thabang Moleya recalled working with him on the set of Zone 14 and became close.

“Directing on Zone 14. Many years ago. Ntate Patrick was so gentle and kind. I was still very much in my shell at this age. Ever so encouraging. We grew close. A memorable time. Rest in power. You will be missed by many.”

Read some of the tributes below: