Former Jam Alley presenter and actress Vinolia Mashego (56), popularly known as V-Mash, has died, her younger sister confirmed on Monday afternoon.
According to her sister, Prelley Seale who was still shaken, they received the news of Mashego’s death this morning.
It is believed that Mashego died at her home in Mamelodi, Pretoria.
“It’s true. We got the news this morning. We are still shocked and we don’t know what happened to her,” Seale said.
The presenter's colleague and actor Zola Hashatsi also confirmed the news on Instagram.
"It is with great sadness and tears in my eyes and a broken heart to announce the passing of Vinolia Mashego aka V-Mash. She passed peacefully in her sleep on Friday 03rd of April 2020."
Hashatsi also shared funeral details, saying that late presenter would be buried on Friday in a service reserved for family.
A big star in the late 90s/early 2000s, Mashego was making a comeback as a presenter on Moja Love's Bheka Sikubambile.
She was also an actress and has featured in productions such a Generations and most recently Giyani: Land Of Blood.
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It is with great sadness and tears in my eyes and a broken heart to announce the passing of Vinolia Mashego aka V-Mash she passed peacefully in her sleep on Fruday 03rd of April 2020. She was well known as the enegertic Jam Alley Presenter and recently made a come back as the presenter on @mojalovetv's Bheka Sikubambile #RIPVinoliaMashego Funeral will be this Friday 10th April 2020. Limited to Family. Please respect the family, friends and us to mourn peacefully.