Lebogang Mpyana, known for her role as Khelina on Mzansi Magic's Diep City, passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness. The family shared the news of the 34-year-old’s death on social media.
“We ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers in this time of bereavement. Memorial service and funeral details will follow,” read the statement.
Lebogang was a beloved actress who captivated viewers with her talent. Her portrayal of Khelina in Diep City showcased her extraordinary abilities and left a lasting impact on the audience. She was known for fearlessly pushing boundaries, defying expectations, and inspiring others through her performances. Her character became a symbol of strength, resilience, and determination, breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes.
Black Brain Pictures, the production company behind Diep City, also released a statement acknowledging Lebogang's exceptional talent and expressing their sadness at her passing. They described her as an amazing actress and consummate professional, highlighting the pleasure of working with her on the show and various campaigns.
“In the Black Brain family, we stand together in profound sadness and the loss we feel is indescribable. Today, we honour her memory and the incredible impact she had on all of us. Lebogang Mpyana was an extraordinary individual who fearlessly pushed boundaries, defying expectations and inspiring many with her talent.”
“Her departure leaves a void in our hearts and in the entertainment industry. Lebogang’s unique presence and unwavering dedication brought ‘Khelina’ to life in a way that will never be forgotten. Her contributions will continue to inspire aspiring actors and actresses to pursue their dreams fearlessly, reminding them that perseverance and hard work can make a lasting impact,” reads the statement. The creative director, Mandla N., expressed his deep sorrow and extended his condolences. Lebogang Mpyana's contribution to the entertainment industry will be greatly missed, and may her soul rest in peace.
Below are Lebogang Mpyana's top moments on screen:
— Bongekile Tsuari🇿🇦 (@B_Tsuari) November 2, 2023
— Pluto (@pluto_keyaka2) November 2, 2023
She executed the #khelina character properly
— Rodney (@JustAPunter_ZA) November 2, 2023