The family of Mary Makgatho has on Monday morning confirmed that the veteran actress has died after complications from a fall in July.
Makgatho was admitted to hospital on July 10 after she fell and sustained serious injuries. She appeared on many film and TV series, including Rhythm City, Yizo Yizo and Generations.
Her casting manager‚ Carlynn de Waal-Smit confirmed that Makgatho died after spending the past few weeks in hospital.
“It’s true I just got off the phone with her sister Rose‚ who confirmed that she passed away. Mary was admitted into high care on 10 July after injuring herself after she fell‚” she said.
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa took to Twitter to extend his condolences to her family.
“I’d like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of veteran Actress and my dear friend Mary Makgatho‚ who has sadly passed on‚” he said.
Makgatho played Connie on Rhythm City. According to Sunday World, she has also done numerous radio and TV adverts and voiceovers, as well as dramas when SABC had the monopoly on the small screen.
She recently appeared on e.tv’s eKasi: Our Stories.