Veteran South African actress Themsie Times, who played Maria Zobula on the popular TV soapie 7de Laan has died on Thursday, December 9. According to reports, the Publicity Manager at 7de Laan, Kayleen Bessit confirmed the actress’ death, however, the family and the SABC are yet to confirm the cause of death.
The 70-year-old old Times played her role for 13 years before leaving the production in 2016. She also featured in other big productions, including the role Ma Jordan in the first season of Yizo Yizo and appearances in films such including Cry, the Beloved County and Beat the Drum, African Insider reported.
Our Best Friend, Mama and God loving Queen. Our #ProudlySouthAfrican Film and Television actress Maria van #7delaan is no more 😔🕊.We love you Mama may your Beautiful soul Rest in Peace #RIPThemsieTimes #7delaan #SABCNews pic.twitter.com/OeoMgQS6TB
— Hulisani Modau (@HulisaniModau2) December 10, 2021
Former 7de Laan actress Themsie Times who played Maria has passed away💔💔💔😭. May your soul R.I.P Ouma
🕊️🕊️🕊️#Makhadzi | Teko Modise | Osama | #TheWifeShowmax #TheRiver1Magic #TheQueenMzansi pic.twitter.com/yKboEuI9cH
— Blahk_Wolf (@Blahk_Wolf) December 10, 2021
— Tyrone Prins (@itsTyronePrins) December 10, 2021
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