Veteran Actor Boikie Mohlamme Has Died At 84

South African veteran actor, playwright and doyen of Soweto theatre, Ntate Boikie Mohlamme, died on Wednesday at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital after suffering a heart failure. He was 84. 

Ntate Boikie had an illustrious career as one of the early producers for SABC dramas of the late 70’s and the 80’s.

He and his wife, Roseline Morapedi, who sadly died in September 1997 of a car crash, featured prominently as actors as well in most of the dramas of the time. He also directed her in "Mmalonya".

He produced the then popular drama series Mahlomola, which I remember watching as a young boy back in North West.

Mohlamme was also part of Muvhango and worked with the SABC 2 soap for several years in various capacities. 

He worked tirelessly, in his later years, to get the SABC to consider and recognize royalties for actors for work they did before and was passionate about actors’ rights.

Hundreds of people paid their last respects to the legendary actor and performers' rights activist, at a memorial service held at the SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg on Monday. 

Born in Lefurutshane in North West, Mohlmamme has helped to produce and nurture the talent of actors in theatre, film and television. Legendary Abigail Kubheka sang a tribute to him.

Mohlamme is survived by three children and three grandchildren. 

Bra Boikie will be buried on Tuesday, September 02, just a few days before his 80th birthday…

Robala ka kgotso! 


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