Babsy Selela is a South African actor and musician who has starred and guest starred on numerous television series, from his television debut on Shaka Zulu to more modern works like Thandeka’s Diary. Actor Babsy Selela Dies

Actor Babsy Selela Dies

A small cameo role on the TV1 miniseries Shaka Zulu in 1986 spurred Selela on to pursue a career in acting. Roles followed on series like Ba Ha Hlalele and the drama series Ifa Lakwa Mthethwa.

He guest starred in the fourth season of the sitcom Going Up and the sixth season of ‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi, both of which starred Joe Mafela. In 1997 he had a recurring role on Muvhango, which at the time was a weekly drama series. He also had a supporting role in the hostel sitcom Emzini Wezinsizwa.

Other television series he has acted in include Home Affairs, Ses’Top La and Thandeka’s Diary on SABC1; the SABC2 sitcom Skwizas; the e.tv drama series eKasi: Our Stories, Z’bondiwe and Umlilo; and the drama series Saints and Sinners and the telenovela Ring of Lies on Mzansi Magic.

In 2012 he appeared in the film Class of Hell, co-created and directed by his longtime friend, the late Nyembezi Kunene. Previous films he acted in include Senyaka (The Real Moruti) in 2010 and Soweto Green: This Is a ‘Tree’ Story in 1995.

His death was announced on Facebook by actress, Nomvula Ndlovu.

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She said she was devastated by Babsy’s passing.
“Babsy? Kanti the last phonecall you gave me was the very last time we spoke. Uthe ungikhumbule saxoxa… Why mfethu… I was still waiting for this time to pass of this Covid19 lockdown bese sibonane these holidays as we had planned around these times… Now you gone, kanjalo nje,” she wrote.

She has since deleted the post on Facebook.
Apollo Sandamela also posted and said the actor was his best friend. He also revealed when he died.

“Yoo my heart is broken my best friend Babsy the comedian Selela is no more passed on on Tuesday night,” he wrote.

His cause of death wasn’t announced.

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