A prominent South African actor, Patrick Ndlovu, has passed away at the age of 85. Ndlovu was known for appearing on television dramas throughout his decades-long career.
One of Ndlovu’s most notable roles was as the strict principal on the Netflix series Yizo Yizo. His last role was playing Sizwe Moloi on the SABC 1 drama series Zone 14.
Details surrounding Ndlovu’s death have not been released publicly, but his talent agency confirmed that he had died. In a statement, the agency fondly remembered Ndlovu as an actor of over four decades who was a kind and gentle person on and off set. They expressed their sympathies to his loved ones.
Ndlovu was born in Mohlakeng outside the city of Randfontein. Acting was not his original passion as a teen; he started out as a jazz musician first. Later in life, Ndlovu chose to pursue acting full time.
With time, Ndlovu built a lasting career and reputation through memorable roles that showcased his talent and passion for the craft of acting. He will be dearly missed.