News of actress Candy Moloi’s death broke on Tuesday

News of actress Candy Moloi’s death broke on Tuesday, leading to a flood of tributes from fans, friends and family.

Fans, loved ones are grief stricken by the passing of veteran on-screen character Candy Moloi after a long fight with malignancy.

The star, maybe most popular for her job as Vho-Makhadzi on the SABC2 soapie Muvhango, kicked the bucket on Tuesday at a medical clinic in Pretoria.

Her demise was affirmed to TshisaLIVE by family representative Nthabiseng Moloi.

“The Moloi and Ramunenyiwa groups of prestigious entertainer, radio maker and agent Cecilia “Candy” Mukondeleli Moloi, unfortunately affirm her spending on the evening of July 28 2020 at an emergency clinic in Pretoria. Her demise follows a long fight with malignant growth. Candy praised her 67th birthday celebration on February 10,” she said in an announcement.

She said the family was “crushed” by Moloi’s passing.

“Candy meant the world to us. She was overwhelming. Individuals affectionately called her Makhadzi. She was Makhadzi for us all. The injury is still new and everybody is attempting to understand it.”

She is made due by her child Tshepo Moloi, little girl Lerato Zah and two grandsons.

Candy will be covered in her old neighborhood of Thohoyandou in Limpopo, where the memorial service will happen under Covid-19 limitations.

The entertainer featured in a few other significant SA TV creations, including Thola, Shakespeare in Mzansi and Death of a Queen.

Veteran radio character Tim Modise took to Twitter to share his tragedy, saying the star had “opened entryways and separated dividers” to make open doors for others in the business.

“It’s miserable to discover that Sis Candy is no more. She opened entryways and separated dividers if important to let such huge numbers of individuals in the media and promoting industry. An awesome, liberal soul,” he said on Twitter.

Entertainer Thandy Matlaila said her contemplations were with the Moloi family and Lerato, who is additionally a previous Muvhango star.

“The main individual at the forefront of my thoughts right presently is Lerato Moloi. Like I can nearly detect her agony,” Thandy composed.

Penny Lebyane described how Candy was consistently legitimate and cherishing.

“My heart is broken. The faultless Mama Candy Moloi is no more. At the point when I shared my anecdote about postnatal despondency in True Love magazine in 2005, she shared her involvement with the 1970s and how nobody comprehended what she was experiencing as a youthful mother. She smelled flawless consistently, and gave love.”


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The #CreativeIndustry Family has lost a mother again. A family is left with a matriarch. Mama #CandyMoloi was not just a mother to her biological children but to some of us too who our mothers are not in this industry. I am thankful for the moments we connected as two generations of women who found similarities in our rural and township backgrounds. She encouraged me as a single mother when I shared about my #PostNatalDepression after the birth of my son as a @truelovemagazine covergirl. She was proud of me about my courage to use my voice to speak about a so called taboo subject back then, she said it brought her so much healing cause she had a similar experience as a young mother and the was no information or discussion around it when she gave birth in the 70’s. I was in tears and every time we met wether in studio when she had booked me for a Sepedi voice over or around as she was picking up a grocery or at industry events we always chatted about something or the other about life, motherhood and working for yourself as a women. She always smelled lovely l teased her always about her perfumes and style. Oh Lerato and my boy Princey the whole family in JHB and Venda πŸ’” its so devastating to have learned about #VhoMakhadzi’s passing. My prayers, love, strength during this really difficult time. Mama #CandyMoloi may your beautiful soul rest in peaceπŸ™πŸΌ

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