Mary Twala’s Most Memorable Moments In Entertainment.The nation mourns the death of a national treasure who passed away on her late husband’s birthday, yesterday July 4th, at the age of 80.
Veteran actress Mary Twala warmed the hearts of many when she graced our television screens for more than 60 years. Mary played diverse roles, earning her title as one of the best actresses this country has ever seen.
Remembering and honoring the legendary actress who had an affluent and a diverse career, here are her most memorable moments in entertainment:
1. Most memorable South African local productions
She set the standard very high for the country’s local entertainment scene when she starred in a number of productions including the first season of Generations, Soul Buddyz, Taxi To Soweto, Child Of Soweto, Yizo-Yizo, Muvhango, State of Violence and who can forget the chilling series that gave many nightmares at night; Ubizo: The Calling.
2. An International Movie Star
The international entertainment world also had a taste of Mary Twala’s talent and charisma when she starred in numerous international films such as Sarafina! Mapantsula and Ghost Son, to name but a few.
3. National Orders Award
Last year in April 25, Mary received the Order of Ikhamanga, Silver, for her massive contribution to the performing arts and entertainment industry.
The order of Ikhamanga also recognized the star for her relentless work in raising awareness of women’s health. The award was given to her by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 2019 National Orders Awards in Pretoria, South Africa.
Mary Twala receiving the Order Of Ikhamanga Award
4. Most Proudest Accolades
Mary walked away with a Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy in 2015 for her role in the hilrarious SABC 2 series Skwiza’s.
This legend right here deserves to forever be celebrated. Immeasurable acts is what she did and also gave us smiles/laughs. Rest in Power and peace Mama Twala. pic.twitter.com/RXid5ilmYv
— ClinToN BvUmS (@Clinton_Bvumbi) July 5, 2020
In the year 2011, Mary was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role as “Ma Dolly” in the South African film Hopeville.
Mary Twala at the South African Film & Television Awards in Johannesburg
5. The Moments She Shared With Somizi
The last time Mzansi probably saw the legend on television was at her son’s wedding which aired on Showmax, called Somizi And Mohale: The Union. She warmed the hearts of many when she gave her only son her blessings at the wedding of the century.
The teary moment they shared together touched the hearts of Mzansi.
This is a scene that touched me when @somizi said "Thank you" you could see it through their eyes that they are both grateful for all that they have achieved and this moment right here shows it all. #RIPMaryTwala pic.twitter.com/Jp5DJ5lcjR
— Sandboy (@Firika_Fire) July 4, 2020
Mary Twala was the apple of Somizi’s eye and he has always celebrated his mother and loved her wholeheartedly. He taught Mzansi that they should give their mother’s flowers whilst they can still smell them.
Here are some of the most memorable moments between the two.
— Nengi 👑 ⭕️F Ninjas (@TSedirwa) July 4, 2020
This is what Somizi once said about his mother 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/WxXg1Pmfya
— YouTube: Moe Suttle (@moesuttle) July 4, 2020
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