Scandal’s actor ‘Bra Eddie’ died’ on Wednesday night.
JOHANNESBURG – Actor Sandy Mokwena, best known for his role as Bra Eddie Khumalo in e.tv soapie Scandal!, has died, aged 68.
Mokwena was a multilingual actor fluent in five South African languages and he was renowned on the theatre stage.
He appeared in numerous other television series including Generations, Soul City, Okavango, Khululeka, Going Up, Yizo Yizo, Justice for All and Zero Tolerance.
“The Scandal! production and cast are deeply upset because he has been on the show since episode one, which was 13 years. He’s the longest running actor on the show.”
E.tv publicist Michael Pocock said that details around Sandy’s passing has not been revealed because his family is still in shock.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends & colleagues of veteran actor Sandy Mokwena who has sadly passed on. As early as 1972 he embarked on a world tour with the cast of the musical "Ipi Tombi". He later played roles in Scandal, Generations, Soul City & Yizo Yizo pic.twitter.com/xWkadZ9pUr
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) January 25, 2018
R I P Sandy Mokwena 🎬 I grew up watching you from a box tv to a plasma tv all this amazing years 📺 and each and every single day until today I was always ready to watch you. May your soul Rest In Peace, I’ll always remember you for your talent and ambition #BraEddie pic.twitter.com/7Sqpy2VrW0
— Innocent (@Innomatijane) January 25, 2018
May his precious soul rest in peace.