The funeral arrangements of Enhle Gambushe, the 22-year-old Imbewu: The Seedactress who died in a car accident at the weekend, are under way. The family, who have since asked for privacy, are believed to be preparing to announce the full details of her burial soon.
The rising star had just clinched her first breakaway role on the drama series which is co-produced by veteran actress Leleti Khumalo.
Production company Grapevine Productions and e.tv expressed condolences to the family of the Durban-born actress.
“It was with profound shock and sadness that e.tv and Grapevine Productions learnt of the tragic passing of Enhle Gambushe over the weekend. Enhle was involved in a car accident in the early hours of Saturday morning,” a joint statement released by the two parties read.
Gambushe played Nonhlanhla in Imbweu: The Seed.
Her production company described her as a young actress who had a bright future ahead of her. “Enhle was a talented young actress with a promising future. She had forged strong bonds with her colleagues and will be sorely missed by the production’s cast and crew,” the statement read.
News of Gambushe’s passing left the acting industry shocked on Sunday as the driver of the vehicle was reportedly arrested following the accident. A luxury BMW they were travelling in reportedly hit a wall injuring its occupants and killing Enhle and another woman who has not been identified.
Veteran stage producer and composer Lebo M said: “Gone too soon indeed. RIP.” Media mogul Felicia Mabuza-Suttle said: “Condolences. Gone too soon #EnhleGambushe and friend. May your soul rest in peace.”